7150Re: War of 1812 Naval Battles
- Sep 1, 2000--- In WarOf1812@egroups.com, Fitzhugh MacCrae <alaidh@y...> wrote:
>The British first-rate St. Lawrence was in commission on Lake Ontario
> --- 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.
in Oct. 1814. Wolfe and Canada were in frame.
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