American Privateers in the War of 1812: The Vessels and by Timothy S. Good

By Timothy S. Good

throughout the struggle of 1812, the U.S. military numbered numerous dozen ships and captured fewer than two hundred British vessels. American privateers, nevertheless, commanded greater than two hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the one American strength that continually threatened Britain in the course of the Atlantic, particularly alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even though privateers had a much larger effect at the British service provider marine and the economic system of serious Britain than the U.S. army, they've got acquired quite little scholarly cognizance. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming by means of supplying an accounting of all 248 American privateers throughout the struggle and a accomplished checklist of all captures made via American forces—including privateers, army, and others—during that conflict.

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