Re: [WarOf1812] RN greatest fear?
- Armchairadm@... wrote:
>I believe some of the French 48 that were were installed in the
> While, as far as I know, there was no attempt by the US to acquire Fr. SoL's
> during the War of 1812, there was a distinct possibility that several Fr. 40
> gun Frigates could have been acquired from the Fr. during the Chesapeake /
> Leopard Affair in 1807. Two or three such ships were in US ports during the
> ensuing crisis. They would have made an interesting and valuable addition to
> the USN if war had broken out.
batteries along the water at Fort McHenry, were from a French ship.
Gave the British a nice surprise and caused them to withdraw to limit
or their range. Probable the reason that the British bombardment was
Your humble and obedient servant,
David S Mallinak
5th Md Militia