2 edition of Captains of the privateers during the revolutionary war found in the catalog.
Captains of the privateers during the revolutionary war
John A. McManemin
|Statement||John A. McManemin.|
|LC Classifications||E206 .M38 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 571 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||571|
|LC Control Number||85229851|
It is estimated that the total damage to British shipping by American privateers was about $18 million by the end of the war, or just over $ million in today's dollars. To learn more: Donald Barr Chidsey, The American Privateers (New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead, ) Edgar Stanton Maclay, A History of American Privateers (Freeport, N.Y., ). “Entertaining and enlightening [Patton] has dug deep into Revolutionary War-era records and writes with verve.”–The Washington Post Book World“The British had always accused us of being pirates and Patton’s fascinating account of privateering during the American Revolution nicely proves their point.”–Winston Groom“Wonderfully told.”Reviews:
Privateers. During the Revolutionary War and the War of the privateer had to be bold and daring in order to survive and to see financial rewards for bringing his prizes to port. The Paul Jones left New York in with men but only 3 guns, while she was pierced for He had been a privateer during the American Revolution. He was captured and sent to prison in England. According to a snippet found in the Schoff Revolutionary War Collection at the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan, Nathaniel Harrington, Jr. may have escaped from the English prison and escaped to Europe.
A small number of Loyalist privateers also put to sea during the war, and preyed on the shipping of their rebel countrymen. Packed with fascinating insights into the age of privateers, this book traces the development of these remarkable ships, and explains how they made such a significant contribution to the American Revolutionary War. The Delaware Bay during the Revolutionary War was vital for trade and home to a host of armed conflicts between British vessels and American privateers. Cape May County captains in their light, fast vessels captured dozens of British merchant ships off the Atlantic coast.
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McManemin: Publisher: Ho-Ho-Kus Pub. Captains of the privateers during the revolutionary war. Spring Lake, NJ (91 Maple Dr., Spring Lake ): Ho-Ho-Kus Pub. Co.,  (OCoLC) Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John A McManemin. I can’t verify his successes but I do have records that his privateer ship was “Hancock”.
I am doing Revolutionary War research on British ships lost near Long Beach Island. If I find anything on Capt. Shippen, I’ll pass it on. You might also check the books written by Donald G. Shomette. He has published several books on that era.
Nathaniel Saltonstall (–) was a Connecticut militiaman and a captain of Connecticut naval privateer ships during the American Revolutionary War (not to be confused with another Connecticut naval officer with the same surname, Dudley Saltonstall).
Nathaniel Saltonstall was in command of the "old fort" at New London, Connecticut at the start of the war, and subsequently served as a Battles/wars: American Revolutionary War.
Book Reviews, CT Maritime History, Maritime History, Privateers, Revolutionary War, War Privateers, Amazon Reviews and we are very pleased.
It is what we hoped that reviewers would do — recognize and appreciate the comprehensiveness and quality of the work. It is estimated that the total damage to British shipping by American privateers was about $18 million by the end of the war, or just over $ million in today's dollars.
To learn more: Donald Barr Chidsey, The American Privateers (New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead, ). Privateers and Mariners in the Revolutionary War The 13 Colonies, having declared their Independence, had only 31 ships comprising the Continental Navy. To add to this, they issued Letters of Marque to privately owned, armed merchant ships and Commissions for privateers, which were outfitted as warships to prey on enemy merchant ships.
During the Revolutionary War, as before, there were huge profits to be made in privateering. Since this was a new country’s first war, privateering would have a mixed impact. The history of the schooners, the exploits and adventures is a story itself.
The Hannah was one of the first successful vessels. Privateers were a large part of the total military force at sea during the 17th and 18th centuries.
During the Revolutionary War (), privateers acting for their respective governments—American, British and French, among others—seized thousands of ships, sometimes the same ship more than once.
American Revolutionary War. During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress, and some state governments (on their own initiative), issued privateering licenses, authorizing "legal piracy", to merchant captains in an effort to take prizes from the British Navy and Tory (Loyalist) privateers.
More importantly, privateers were only allowed to target the British and their allies, which included enemy privateers.
Failing to follow the rules of their commissions risked forfeiture of the bond and revocation of legal protection, making the captain and ship owners or investors vulnerable to criminal and civil charges.
The use of privateers to supplement naval forces and wage war on an enemy was established European practice—and one the rebellious North American colonies readily adopted as they faced Britain, one of great military powers at sea, during the Revolutionary usual agreement granted privateers, individuals who operated privately-owned seagoing vessels, one-half of all the.
The museum had quite a few records, some about the ships mastered by the Captain Packwoods, particularly about the privateer brigantine the Hancock, once owned by Capt.
Joseph, which is acclaimed for the number of British ships it captured during the Revolutionary War. The museum had quite a few records, some about the ships mastered by the Captain Packwoods, particularly about the privateer brigantine the Hancock, once owned by Capt.
Joseph, which is acclaimed for the number of British ships it captured during the Revolutionary War. Get this from a library. Captains of the privateers during the revolutionary war.
[John A McManemin]. Robert H. Patton, Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution (New York: Pantheon Books, ).
Richard Pougher, “’Averse to remaining idle spectators’: The Emergence of Loyalist Privateering During the American Revolution, —,” Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Maine, The first Sachem was a sloop of war in the United States Navy during the Revolutionary War.
The Continental brigantine Lexington, commanded by Captain John Barry, captured the sloop HMS Edward, a tender to British frigate HMS Liverpool, off the Delaware Capes on. Nova Scotia was heavily involved in the American Revolution (Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick until this colony was created after the war).
The American Revolution (–) had a significant impact on shaping Nova Scotia. At the beginning, there was ambivalence in Nova Scotia, "the 14th American Colony" as some called it, over whether the colony should join the Americans in.
To crew the privateers, their captains often relied on young men and teenagers from New England and elsewhere in the colonies.
They typically had little sailing experience but were eager for. A Privateer Commission was issued to vessels, called privateers or cruisers, whose primary objective was to disrupt enemy shipping. The ideal target was an unarmed, or lightly armed, commercial ship.
With the passage of an act on Mathe Continental Congress formalized the commissioning process, and uniform rules of conduct were. The book "A History of American Privateers" by Edgar Stanton Maclay notes several cases in which privateers during the Revolutionary War set sail using cannons.The total of Rhode Island ship captains commissioned by Rhode Island or the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War is probably about privateering ships.
[Hawes, Off Soundings”, p. 97] Those privateers were a substantial navy attacking the English merchant ships, even though they did not attack the English Navy war ships.The navy was not America's only fighting force on the seas during the Revolutionary War.
There were also privateers, defined as private armed vessels allowed by the government to cruise against merchant ships of an enemy power.