Amazon to Ivanhoe: British Standard Destroyers of the 1930s by John English

By John English

A whole advisor to plain Royal army Destroyers inbuilt the pre WWII period. This booklet comprises in technical information regarding a few of the periods of Destroyer and historic essays of the person ships, either one of that are precious for connection with the intense Naval historian or as an exceptional learn to fit people with an curiosity within the topic, many black and white pictures.

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Chronicles ofthe Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922, W. W. , London, 1926 Roosevelt, Theodore, The NavaL War of1812, G. P Pumam's Sons, New York and London, 1900 White, David, The Frigate Diana, Conway Maritime Press Ltd, London, 1987 Leeward: Royal sail: The side opposite to the direction of the wind. A square sail above the topgallant sail. On most ships, the royal was set on a spar on the topgallant mast above the topgallant sail. This is called a "flying" royal. On larger frigates, especially United Running: States frigates, the royal would be mounted on a separate royal mast, attached to the top of the topgallant mast.

8 One of the US Navy's most not Essex, and of the two ships, United States had both the higher rate of fire and more an American merchant prize. java was another French prize, a fast ship, armed with accurate gunnery. With lighter guns and a crew who lacked real gunnery experience, a standard battery for a British 38-gun frigate. She was sailing to reinforce Britain's East Macedonian's return broadsides were ineffectual at long range. In addition, Decatur Indies squadron, and carried supplies and reinforcements.

Through skillful ship handling, Decatur reaching ten knots during the chase. By then, the ships had a sufficient distance from maintained United Statess position off Macedonian's port quarter, and over the next the Brazilian coast, and both ships cleared for action. Battle commenced at 2pm, when senior captains in 1B12, half hour, United States picked Macedonian to pieces. Mizzen topmast, main yard, Constitution fired a ranging shot at 800 yards. java held the weather gage, and placed William Bainbridge had a and main topsail went by the board, the forward carronades were all dismounted, and herself off Constitution's larboard bow.

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