Frigates and Foremasts: The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters, 1745-1815

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UBC Press, Jul 1, 2004 - History - 206 pages
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The first comprehensive study of naval operations involving North American squadrons in Nova Scotia waters, Frigates and Foremasts offers a masterful analysis of the motives behind the deployment of Royal Navy vessels between 1745 and 1815, and the navy's role on the Western Atlantic. Interweaving historical analysis with vivid descriptions of pivotal events from the first siege of Louisbourg in 1745 to the end of the wars with the United States and France in 1815, Julian Gwyn illuminates the complex story of competing interests among the Admiralty, Navy Board, sea officers, and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic.
 

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Contents

The Siege of Louisbourg and Its Aftermath
11
The Halifax Squadron in Peace and War
27
Naval War with Rebel America 177583
55
Short Peace and Long War 178318o7
81
Preying on American Commerce 17931812
113
Maritime War with the United States 181215 128
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Conclusion and Epilogue
153
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Julian Gwyn is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa and the author of Excessive Expectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870.

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