Confederate Blockade Runner 1861–65

Confederate Blockade Runner 1861–65 cover

Description

The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powered merchant ships. They were adapted for the high-speed dashes through the Union blockade which closed off all the major Southern ports, and for much of the war they brought much-needed food, clothing and weaponry to the Confederacy. This book traces their operational history, including the development of purpose-built blockade running ships, and examines their engines, crews and tactics. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical performance, whilst examining what life was like on these vessels through accounts of conditions on board when they sailed into action.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published May 26 2022
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472853271
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 92
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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