American Heavy Frigates 1794–1826

American Heavy Frigates 1794–1826 cover

American Heavy Frigates 1794–1826

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By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the performance of three ships – the Constitution, United States, and President – 44-gun frigates built for the United States Navy between 1794 and 1799. Their victories in the naval War of 1812, as well as their performance against the Barbary Pirates, caught the imagination of the world – and spurred all navies into re-examining the class.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Later development and history · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published 23 Jul 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841766300
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 79
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Lardas

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Tony Bryan

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