By Timothy S. Good

in the course of the warfare of 1812, the U.S. army numbered a number of dozen ships and captured fewer than two hundred British vessels. American privateers, nevertheless, commanded greater than two hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the single American strength that constantly threatened Britain in the course of the Atlantic, specifically alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even if privateers had a miles better influence at the British service provider marine and the economic system of serious Britain than the U.S. military, they've got obtained really little scholarly consciousness. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming by means of offering an accounting of all 248 American privateers in the course of the struggle and a entire checklist of all captures made by means of American forces—including privateers, army, and others—during that conflict.

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