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By Mark Lardas

ISBN-10: 1846032660

ISBN-13: 9781846032660

The "Original Six" frigates have been commissioned via the new-born US military at a marvelous expense of $688,888.82. Designed to be mild and quick, those warships enabled the USA to undertaking its energy around the globe. one of the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the 1st send to be commissioned via the U.S. military, and in addition the 1st send to have interaction and catch an enemy vessel, the French L'Insurgente - this engagement is vividly portrayed in unique colour paintings. The interesting heritage of the USS Chesapeake can also be dropped at existence in the course of the dramatic account one of many bloodiest duels within the age of struggling with sail because the Chesapeake meets the British frigate Shannon and is beaten, the demise cry of the captain, "Don't quit the ship!" encouraged the U.S. army thereafter. along stirring bills of engagements in the course of the Barbary Wars and the Quasi-War, the writer explores the layout and improvement of those frigates, explaining the shortcomings that resulted in their substitute via greater, heavier 44-gun versions by means of 1800. modern illustrations folks frigates and their British and French competitors support to put those ships within the context of eu send layout, basically exhibiting the escalation of the naval 'arms race' through the 17th century. American mild and Medium Frigates is a perfect source for any naval fanatic eager to examine extra concerning the ships that witnessed the increase of the U.S. military and Marines.

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This was done in ours and every other ship for 1⁄2 hour; in order to practise steaming absolutely without lights. The lights were cut off in the engine room. The men immediately tumbled up on deck to their stations and stood there. Even cigarettes and pipes had to be put out, by order from the bridge. It was quite difficult to make one’s way along deck. I trod on several bare toes, and finally climbed up to the smoking room roof. The fleet was in absolute darkness except for an occasional signal light .

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