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CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge By Mark Lardas

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge by Mark Lardas

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CSS Alabama Vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864.

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge Summary

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864 by Mark Lardas

The most successful commerce raider of the Civil War, the CSS Alabama almost single-handedly drove United States merchant shipping from the seas. 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. Compiled from numerous first-hand accounts as well as archeological evidence, it covers the three famous battles of the commerce raiders, CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett, CSS Alabama vs. USS Hatteras, and CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge, analyzing the strengths and weakness of each of the combatants. While the American Civil War is usually considered a land war, there was plenty of blood in the water.

About Mark Lardas

Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeler, Mark Lardas is currently working in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modeling as well as naval, maritime, and military history. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Chronology * Design and development * Strategic Situation * Technical specifications * The combatants * Combat * Statistics and analysis * Aftermath * Bibliography * Glossary

Additional information

GOR007294766
9781849084925
1849084920
CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864 by Mark Lardas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20111120
80
N/A
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