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By Timothy S. Good

in the course of the conflict of 1812, the U.S. army numbered numerous dozen ships and captured fewer than two hundred British vessels. American privateers, nevertheless, commanded greater than 2 hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the single American strength that constantly threatened Britain in the course of the Atlantic, specifically alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even supposing privateers had a miles higher impression at the British service provider marine and the financial system of serious Britain than the U.S. army, they've got obtained particularly little scholarly cognizance. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming through offering an accounting of all 248 American privateers in the course of the conflict and a entire checklist of all captures made through American forces—including privateers, military, and others—during that conflict.

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