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By Timothy S. Good

in the course of the struggle of 1812, the U.S. army numbered numerous dozen ships and captured fewer than 2 hundred British vessels. American privateers, however, commanded greater than 2 hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the one American strength that regularly threatened Britain in the course of the Atlantic, specifically alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even though privateers had a miles higher effect at the British service provider marine and the economic climate of serious Britain than the U.S. military, they've got obtained fairly little scholarly recognition. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming through delivering an accounting of all 248 American privateers throughout the struggle and a complete checklist of all captures made by way of American forces—including privateers, military, and others—during that conflict.

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