By Timothy S. Good

throughout the struggle of 1812, the U.S. military numbered a number of dozen ships and captured fewer than two hundred British vessels. American privateers, nonetheless, commanded greater than two hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the single American strength that regularly threatened Britain during the Atlantic, particularly alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even if privateers had a much higher influence at the British service provider marine and the economic climate of serious Britain than the U.S. army, they've got got particularly little scholarly realization. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming via supplying an accounting of all 248 American privateers through the conflict and a entire record of all captures made via American forces—including privateers, army, and others—during that conflict.

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