Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 224 pages
This carefully researched account of a lesser-known but vital aspect of the American war for independence chronicles exciting ship-to-ship battles, Benedict Arnold's efforts to build a fleet in Lake Champlain, the harassment of British ships by privateers, David Bushnell's "sub-marine" vessel and floating mines, uniforms, and much more. More than 150 black-and-white illustrations.
 

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Coggins's 1969 volume is chock-full of facts about the naval aspects of the revolution. The detailed text is profusely illustrated with drawings, maps, and diagrams. A very thorough, accessible treatise. Read full review

Contents

Ghronology of the 5apal War of the Revolution
7
Action at Machias
13
9n the Beginning
23
The Warship
31
eShipbuilding and Repair
43
Talor at Ualcour 9sland
51
The Tale of the Turtle
59
The Privateers
65
9n 7arms Way
107
Tactics CŞignals and Maneuvers
123
Figging andJandling
133
Tstaing and Disappointment
141
2apal 9rdnance
147
Teril on the Penobscot
163
ife Aboard CŞhip
169
The CŞpoyle of Mariners
185

The Prison Jſulks
79
Twisting the ions Tail
85
Defeat on the Delaware
91
The Wapies of the CŞtates
99
ejhips ofthe Gontinental Nry
203
Glossary
212
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