A History of American Privateers (Classic Reprint)

A History of American Privateers (Classic Reprint)

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by Edgar Stanton Maclay
     
 

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The history of the United States navy is so intimately connected with that of our privateers that the story of one would be incomplete without a full record of the other. In each of our wars with Great Britain many of the captains in the navy assumed command of privateers, in which they frequently rendered services of

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The history of the United States navy is so intimately connected with that of our privateers that the story of one would be incomplete without a full record of the other. In each of our wars with Great Britain many of the captains in the navy assumed command of privateers, in which they frequently rendered services of national importance, while the privateersmen furnished the navy with a large number of officers, many of whom became famous. In our struggle for independence more than sixty American craft armed by private enterprise were commanded by men who had been, or soon became, officers in the regular service; and in more than one instance, notably that of the officers and men of the Ranger - Captain John Paul Jones' famous ship, then commanded by Captain William Simpson - almost the entire ship's company of a Continental cruiser turned to privateering. Many of our most distinguished naval officers have pointed with pride to their probationary career in privateers. The mere mention of such names as Truxtun, Porter, Biddle, Decatur, Barney, Talbot, Barry, Perry, Murray, Rodgers, Cassin, Little, Robinson, Smith, and Hopkins will show how closely related were the two arms of our maritime service.

In his History of the United States Navy the author endeavored to show that our maritime forces were a powerful factor not only in attaining American independence, but in maintaining it.

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ISBN-13:
9781440099731
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
594
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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History of American Privateers 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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If you have any interest in Naval history you wiill enjoy this book despite the very poor copy. The straight foward description of constant naval battles shows us the violent world of 17th &18th century sea. The story is unfortunately marred by frequent mispellings and gobbled text. So, if you are fasinated by the world of sailing ships consider getting a hard copy.
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