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The frigates

an account of the lesser warships of the wars from 1793 to 1815.
  • 191 Pages
  • 3.30 MB
  • English
Dodd, Mead , [New York]
StatementDrawings by Ernest E. Yelf.
LC ClassificationsV767 .H45 1971
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5200690M
ISBN 100396062849
LC Control Number75024564

Another lavishly illustrated and well researched book to add to my Time-Life library. Gruppe's The Frigates is focused on American frigates during the War of After the USS Constitution defeated the British warship HMS Guerriere, it was such an important victory that the struck colors of the vanquished frigate were rushed to Washington DC/5.

Six Frigates is the perfect combination between hard historical analysis and accessible story telling. You get just enough information to feel edified, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed or bored. And the author writes in a tone that is both serious and by: This well-written book concerns itself with the frigate actions of the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France (as well as America and even Malay pirates).

Henderson knows his onions on naval matters so that fans of Hornblower, Bolitho, and Aubrey are in very good hands/5(9). The Frigates: An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars, Hardcover – Novem by James Henderson (Author)Reviews: 4.

For any lover of the work of Patrick O'Brian, The Frigate Surprise is a wonderful book. The Frigate Surprise says less about the world created by Patrick O'Brian than it does about the real world of the Royal Navy from which O'Brian's world was drawn, but that is not a bad thing either/5(19).

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Navy/5(). The book uses the six frigates built by the nascent U.S. Navy as its touchstone, and develops all the personalities and politics involved in the day around that central theme. You'll hear from Washington, Madison, Adams (both), Monroe, Jefferson, Hamilton, and others/5. The United States Congress authorized the original six frigates of the United States Navy with the Naval Act of on Maat a total cost of $, These ships were built during the formative years of the United States Navy, on Built: – Book Overview Light, swift and daring, frigates were the cruisers of Nelson's navy, commanded by bold, young, courageous officers.

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In Six Frigates, Ian Toll captures both the grand design and small nuances of America's evolution toward a naval power. I enthusiastically recommend this book as a superb distillation of a period of history frequently given modest attention.5/5(5).

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The T or Tribal class, were ordered and built as Sloops to carry out similar duties to the immediate post war Improved Black Swan Sloops and Loch class frigates in the the mid s the seven Tribals were reclassified as second class general-purpose frigates to maintain frigate numbers.

After the British withdrawal from East of Suez in the Tribals operated in Aircraft carried: 1 × Westland Wasp helicopter. The Kortenaer class was a class of anti-submarine frigates of the Royal Netherlands some of the other frigates of the s and s, they featured a COGOG (combined gas or gas) propulsion system with separate cruise and sprint gas turbines.

Ten were built by de Schelde in Vlissingen and two by Wilton-Fijenoord in Schiedam between and Only 10 Aircraft carried: 2 × Sea Lynx helicopters (1 in. LibraryThing Review User Review - Stbalbach - LibraryThing. Six Frigates is Ian Toll's first book, published in It recounts the history of the first US Navy war ships, commissioned to fight Barbary Coast pirates and then to be dismantled once the job was 4/5(15).

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The frigate is the ship of choice in Britannia when it comes to sea travel. This huge ship is built for extended travel at sea, and is armed with powerful cannons in order to deal with seaborne monsters and pirates.

Crews have the option of either raising the sails and hoping that the winds are right, or using the rows supplied with the ship for slower, more precise movement. Since a frigate. Tim Gardam enjoys Ian W Toll's Six Frigates, a swashbuckling account following the US Navy from fledgling force to superpower Tim Gardam Sat 16 Dec EST First published on Sat 16 Dec.

Profusely illustrated text discusses the Constitution, the Essex, and other frigates used as warships by the U.S. Navy during the 19th century, the men who sailed them, and the battles in which they participated.

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Moinester is apparently still in service in the Egyptian navy as the frigate Rashid (F) and USS Jesse Brown (FF ) is still serving as the frigate Domyat (F). Both ships have been in service for over. This paper discuses life on USS Knox-class frigates in the is a follow on to a previous article entitled “Post World War II Destroyer Escorts.”Much of the information was obtained by my personal experiences aboard ships of the class which include.

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