7134Re: [WarOf1812] Re: War of 1812 Naval Battles
- Sep 1, 2000--- mmathews@... wrote:
> >Any particular reason why american privateers were
> >Hear, hear. The toadie Americans could only put
> out privateers and
pirates and British and Canadian privateers were not??
Halifax produced some very successful privateers in
both the AWI and 1812, you know.
It would be very sad if the only account of Canadian
privateers was the lyrics to "Barrett's Privateers" -
does some very brave men no service.
>Yeo had a 112 gun ship building (among others), the
> Kind of a shame too. There were plenty of ships 'o
> the line building, and
> easily *could* have been ready for the war. In 1815
> a lot of ships were
> finally completed, all too late to have any effect.
> But didn't both sides
> have a massive SOL on Lake Ontario? Something in
> the nature of a 100
Americans had a 120 building (among others). While
Roosevelt states that the New Orleans was a 74,
Chappelle gives the dimensions and guns carried, and
clearly shows that it was much bigger. A photo of the
hulk of the New Orleans up on blocks in thye early
1880's exists - if you like, I can send you a jpg of
Founder, Pagan Liberation Antique Twinkies Collectors Front and Marching Chorale
"Fluff Bunnies - The OTHER White Meat"
"Come back, Guy Faulkes - all's forgiven. We'll leave a light on in the Capitol basement for you. . . ."
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Mail - Free email you can access from anywhere!
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>