By Mark Lardas
The ‘Original Six’ frigates have been commissioned via the new-born US army at a magnificent fee of approximately $700,000.
Designed to be gentle and quick, those warships enabled the US to venture its strength around the globe.
Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the 1st send to be commissioned by means of the us Navy.
Alongside stirring money owed of engagements in the course of the Barbary Wars, the writer explores the layout and improvement
of those frigates, explaining the shortcomings that ended in their alternative by means of higher, heavier 44-gun versions by means of 1800.
Packed with modern illustrations people frigates and their British and French competitors, this ebook follows
the escalation of the naval ‘arms race’ throughout the 18th century.
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American light and medium frigates, 1794-1836 by Mark Lardas