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Constitution vs. Guerriere - Frigates During the War of 1812

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: Duel - Ships & Submarines

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Product Info

Title
Constitution vs. Guerriere - Frigates During the War of 1812
Publisher
Category
Author
Mark Lardas
Publish Year
2009
Pages
80
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
NKG Part #
2148708221
MFG. Part #
OSPDUE019
Type
Softcover
Series
DUE19

Description

Famed as a classic naval duel, a one-on-one clash between two sailing frigates offered the victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in four such duels, the most famous that between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerrière. Ships and tactics between the two nations varied enormously, with the American navy favouring a revolutionary design of frigate, with twenty-four pounder guns and heavy structural timbers, while the British, used to fighting the French and Spanish navies, relied on smaller, eighteen-pounder frigates. Through first-hand accounts of these four single-ship actions and fascinating comparisons of artillery, crew ability and tactical achievements, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the ruthless reality of frigate battles in the War of 1812.

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