CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864

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by Mark Lardas, Peter Dennis
     
 

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The most successful commerce raider of the Civil War, the CSS Alabama almost single-handedly drove United States merchant shipping from the seas. Her illustrious career saw the capture of 60 merchant ships and two duels with ships of the US Navy. This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy's commerce raiding force and the ships the

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The most successful commerce raider of the Civil War, the CSS Alabama almost single-handedly drove United States merchant shipping from the seas. Her illustrious career saw the capture of 60 merchant ships and two duels with ships of the US Navy. This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy's commerce raiding force and the ships the Union set against them. Compiled from numerous first-hand accounts as well as archeological evidence, it covers the three famous battles of the commerce raiders, CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett, CSS Alabama vs. USS Hatteras, and CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge, analyzing the strengths and weakness of each of the combatants. While the American Civil War is usually considered a land war, there was plenty of blood in the water.

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"The Alabama/Kearsarge engagement was the last time that wooden ships fought against each other on the open water. It makes for an outstanding read for ship enthusiast and land-lubber alike. A fascinating read that I very much enjoyed and I am positive you will as well." - Scott Van Aken, Modelling Madness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849088947
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Series:
Duel , #40
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeller, Mark Lardas is currently working in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modelling as well as naval, maritime, and military history.


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CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jm1708 More than 1 year ago
One of the most contraversiale sea battles is in this concise but detailed book. The book coverc not only the battle details but detailed information on the warships, weapons and commanders and battle tactics. Surprisingly this little books also touches on the battle between the Florada & Wachusett. A must for any American Civil War enthusiest.