By Robert Shenk

ISBN-10: 1612510531

ISBN-13: 9781612510538

Drawing seriously on formerly unknown resources, Robert Shenk bargains a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea Fleet within the years following international struggle I. Home-ported in Constantinople, army ships sped to the Crimea to aid evacuate a few 150,000 White Russians, after which coordinated the grain shipments that ended a poor Russian famine. The fleet's successes in evacuating approximately 200,000 ethnic Armenian and Greek refugees from Smyrna and in rescuing tens of millions from mainland Turkey also are precise in complete. Shenk's incisive depiction of Admiral Mark Bristol as either head of U.S. naval forces and the US s leader diplomat within the zone William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, and diplomat Allen Dulles served below him support to make this ebook the first-ever entire account of an important, yet little-known naval venture.

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No US Navy officer had more contempt for the quality of Royal Navy officers than James Lawrence, and with good reason. In January 1813, while commanding the sloop of war Hornet, Lawrence had won a crushing victory over HMS Peacock, an 18gun Cruizer-class brig. Its captain, Commander William Peake, treated Peacock as a Decatur sailed United States across the 3B-gun frigate's social tool rather than a warship, to the point where his fellow officers nicknamed it bow, but did not fire. " Peake valued comfort and appearance over fighting ability, even to the demonstrated that point of exchanging the sloop's regulation 32-pounder carronades for 24-pounders.

War was expensive and interfered with mutually profitable trade between the two nations. The treaty settled the war on the basis of status quo ante beLLum, and remained silent on impressment. Territory captured by both sides was returned. The war had changed amost nothing. Between the treaty's signing and its ratification, the war went on. A bloody battle was fought at New Orleans, which secured the reputation of General Andrew Jackson. The frigate USS President was caught slipping out of New York harbor and taken by HMS Endymion after another fierce battle.

The picture has commanding sloop of war USS several anachronisms, Horner, quickly took HMS including a boarding battle in Peacock. The easy victory led progress, sailors in uniform Lawrence to underestimate and quarterdeck long guns the Royal Navy. (USNHF) instead of carronades. [FDRL) 53 Chesapeake and Shannon exchanged broadsides at COULD CHESAPEAKE HAVE WON? pistol shot (30 yards) for ten minutes. It was one of On paper, no frigate duel in the War of 1812 was closer than that between Chesapeake and Shannon.

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