By Timothy S. Good

through the warfare of 1812, the U.S. military numbered a number of dozen ships and captured fewer than two hundred British vessels. American privateers, however, commanded greater than two hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the single American strength that regularly threatened Britain through the Atlantic, particularly alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even supposing privateers had a miles higher effect at the British service provider marine and the financial system of significant Britain than the U.S. military, they've got bought particularly little scholarly awareness. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming via supplying an accounting of all 248 American privateers in the course of the struggle and a accomplished record of all captures made through American forces—including privateers, military, and others—during that conflict.

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