Constitution vs Guerriere

Frigates during the War of 1812

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Constitution vs Guerriere

Frigates during the War of 1812

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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.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849080941
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 26 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 19
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Lardas

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Giuseppe Rava

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