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

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UBC Press, 2004 - History - 206 pages
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The first comprehensive study of naval operations involving NorthAmerican squadrons in Nova Scotia waters, Frigates andForemasts offers a masterful analysis of the motives behind thedeployment of Royal Navy vessels between 1745 and 1815, and thenavy’s role on the Western Atlantic. Interweaving historicalanalysis with vivid descriptions of pivotal events from the first siegeof Louisbourg in 1745 to the end of the wars with the United States andFrance in 1815, Julian Gwyn illuminates the complex story of competinginterests among the Admiralty, Navy Board, sea officers, and governmentofficials on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Siege of Louisbourg and Its Aftermath
The Halifax Squadron in Peace and War
Naval War with Rebel America 177583
Short Peace and Long War 178318o7
Preying on American Commerce 17931812
Maritime War with the United States 181215 128
Conclusion and Epilogue

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Julian Gwyn is Professor Emeritus in the Department ofHistory at the University of Ottawa and the author of ExcessiveExpectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of NovaScotia, 1740-1870.

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