CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864 (Duel) ePub download
by Peter Dennis,Mark Lardas
- ISBN: 1849084920
- ISBN13: 978-1849084925
- ePub: 1289 kb | FB2: 1397 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Americas
- Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (November 22, 2011)
- Pages: 80
- Rating: 4.6/5
- Votes: 926
- Format: azw lrf mobi doc
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Her illustrious career saw the capture of 60 merchant ships and two duels with ships of the US Navy. This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy's commerce raiding force and the ships the Union set against them.
A cut above the usual run of Osprey books, Mark Lardas contributes some solid analysis to the familiar story of the epic battle in the Channel, accompanied by interesting and informative illustrations, notably a dramatic pair of quarterdeck views and a great sequence showing the method of handling a pivot gun.
Her illustrious career saw the capture of 60 merchant ships and two duels with ships of the US Navy.
Before being defeated by Kearsarge off Cherbourg, Semmes and Alabama captured 64 Union merchant vessels and defeated USS Hatteras.
CONTENTS Introduction. Before being defeated by Kearsarge off Cherbourg, Semmes and Alabama captured 64 Union merchant vessels and defeated USS Hatteras. Semmes escaped capture after Alabama sank.
This ebook will current these, with an emphasis at the most famed conflict: Alabama's struggle with Kearsarge
By the time of yankee Civil warfare issues had replaced from the Age of combating Sail - steam energy and explosive shells have been remodeling naval battle. Iron used to be starting to supplant wooden. This ebook will current these, with an emphasis at the most famed conflict: Alabama's struggle with Kearsarge.
There are three color plates by Peter Dennis and one map to support this section. The author's combat narratives are succinct but incisive
There are three color plates by Peter Dennis and one map to support this section. The author's combat narratives are succinct but incisive. The combat section is followed by a 6-page section on statistics, which provides data for each action. As the author notes, victory depended upon accuracy rather than volume of fire, as it did in times past.
Duel 40. Author: Mark Lardas. Illustrator: Peter Dennis. Short code: DUE 40. Publication Date: 20 Nov 2011.
By the time of American Civil War things had changed from the Age of Fighting Sail - steam power and explosive shells were transforming naval warfare. Iron was beginning to supplant wood. Britain had just finished HMS Warrior, an iron-hulled warship and coastal ironclads dominated the waters off the United States. The changes meant that ships sank, during battles instead of afterwards. The fights were no less bloody, but in addition to flying splinters, a host of other dangers were added - burst steam boilers, fire due to exploding shells, and the burst from the shells themselves. But, just as in the age of sail, warship captains that won one-on-one battles with another warship became as famous as modern sports stars.
During the course of the American Civil War, three single ship actions were fought between Union cruisers and Confederate raiders: CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett, CSS Alabama vs. USS Hatteras, and CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge. This book will present those, with an emphasis on the most famous battle: Alabama's fight with Kearsarge. Next to the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, no other naval duel of the American Civil War drew as much interest. That story is told from the eyes of the participants filtered through the lens of historical analysis available since the battles were fought. This includes archeological studies of wrecks of some of these ships, making this book an indispensible guide for anyone interested in Civil War and naval history.