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7150Re: War of 1812 Naval Battles

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  • Col Sjt Jones
    Sep 1, 2000
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      --- In WarOf1812@egroups.com, Fitzhugh MacCrae <alaidh@y...> wrote:
      >
      > --- mmathews@V... wrote:
      > > >
      > > >Hear, hear. The toadie Americans could only put
      > > out privateers and
      > > >pirates.
      >
      >
      > Any particular reason why american privateers were
      > 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.
      > >
      > > 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
      > > gunner?
      >
      > Yeo had a 112 gun ship building (among others), the
      > 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
      > it back-channel.
      >
      > Fitz
      >

      The British first-rate St. Lawrence was in commission on Lake Ontario
      in Oct. 1814. Wolfe and Canada were in frame.

      Doug Jones
      >
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