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By James M. Volo

ISBN-10: 0275989070

ISBN-13: 9780275989071

ISBN-10: 0313056528

ISBN-13: 9780313056529

In 1775, it appeared impossible that the yankee colonists may conquer the overpowering army superiority of significant Britain. but the belligerent colonists have been definite they can defeat the British military they so despised. nonetheless, their one nice worry was once that they wouldn't be ready to triumph over the presence of the Royal military. in some way even though, the colonists have been in a position to face up to the British at sea, allure able allies, and effectively finish their quest for independence. the first concentration of this paintings is the interval sooner than 1779 prior to the French had come to the help of the fledgling American nation—when the Blue Water Patriots faced the Royal army by myself, hoping on little greater than ingenuity and courage.In 1775, it was once not possible that the yankee colonists may have conquer the overpowering army superiority of serious Britain. but the belligerent colonists appeared sure that they can defeat the British military they so despised. nevertheless, the only nice worry shared via all colonists used to be that they wouldn't manage to conquer the presence of the Royal army. but, by some means, the colonists have been capable of withstand the British at sea, allure able allies to help them, and effectively finish their quest for independence. the yank Revolution can accurately be seen as a part of a chronic around the world naval clash among France and Britain starting with the wonderful Revolution in 1688 and finishing with the British victory at Trafalgar in 1805 throughout the Napoleonic Wars. This was once a interval within which the armed merchantmen of the age of exchange have been changed via actual warships whose activity was once to manage the ocean lanes. the yank Revolution was once a watershed during this regard with stronger warship designs, new applied sciences, more desirable gunpowder and communications, and cutting edge strategies. even though French participation within the struggle for independence was once an important, the first concentration of this paintings is the interval earlier than 1779, while the colonists faced the Royal army on my own with basically their ingenuity and braveness to shield them.Every institution baby is familiar with that the yank Revolution started on Lexington eco-friendly in April, 1775, yet what number are conscious that during 1764 a Royal military cutter, St. John, engaged within the suppression of smuggling, was once fired upon through Rhode Islanders; that during 1769, the profit sloop Liberty used to be seized and burned by means of the folks of Newport; or that during 1772, the military cutter Gaspee was once burned within the evening by way of armed patriots attacking from small boats. those Blue Water Patriots fought the 1st battles at the highway to American independence. this is often their tale.

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In company with the row galleys Washington and Spitfire, Whipple ran a British tender aground on Conanicut Island. Wallace could do nothing to prevent the grounding of its consort. Also in June, the armed sloop Commerce of South Carolina with twenty-six men under Lieutenant Clement Lemprierre stopped and ransacked a Royal Navy supply vessel in Florida, stripping it of more than 100 barrels of gunpowder (6 tons) within sight of its armed escort, which was prevented from interfering by a large sand bar at the mouth of St.

On November 16, 1776, Capt. Isaiah Robinson approached the Dutch island of St.

His opponent, Wallace of the Rose (20), was the senior British naval officer in the area commanding two 20-gun frigates, an armed sloop, a brig, and several armed tenders. In company with the row galleys Washington and Spitfire, Whipple ran a British tender aground on Conanicut Island. Wallace could do nothing to prevent the grounding of its consort. Also in June, the armed sloop Commerce of South Carolina with twenty-six men under Lieutenant Clement Lemprierre stopped and ransacked a Royal Navy supply vessel in Florida, stripping it of more than 100 barrels of gunpowder (6 tons) within sight of its armed escort, which was prevented from interfering by a large sand bar at the mouth of St.

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