By Edgar Stanton Maclay
;A heritage of the USA army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:Edgar Stanton Maclay Название: A historical past of the U.S. army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 Издательство: long island : D. Appleton Год: 1906 Формат: PDF Размер: 69.2 mb The background of the U.S. army divides into significant sessions: the "Old Navy", a small yet revered strength of cruising ships that was once additionally outstanding for innovation within the use of ironclads in the course of the American Civil conflict, and the "New Navy", the results of a modernization attempt that all started within the Eighties and finally made the U.S. army the main robust on the planet. TurboBit DepositFiles zero
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Every sail that would hold the wind was set, for Decatur feared that the Moor might elude him in the coming night, or gain a neutral port. The Constellation, being the south ernmost ship in the squadron and nearest to the enemy, soon opened fire at long range, and several of her shot were seen to fall aboard the chase. Finding that he could not escape on this tack, the Moor suddenly came about and headed northeast, with a view of running into Carthagena. The pursuing ships promptly fol lowed the manoeuvre, and the change brought the On tario into such a position that she was obliged to cross the enemy s course about a quarter of a mile distant.
Midshipman Josiah Tattnall, afterward commander of the celebrated Merrimac, was in the fipervier just before she sailed on her fatal voy age, but exchanged places with a brother officer in the Constellation who was desirous of returning home. Captain Decatur now gave his attention to Tunis Tripoli, which regencies had allowed the prizes of the American privateer Abellino to be seized by British These towns also were strongly fortified and cruisers. had a considerable naval force. The American squad ron anchored before Tunis on the 26th of July, and and with his usual promptness Captain Decatur informed the Bey that only twelve hours would be allowed him in which to pay forty-six thousand dollars for allow ing the seizure of the AbelUno s prizes by the British Lyra.
Like their confreres of the preceding cen tury, who began their depredations with prayer, these "patriots afloat" at first went to sea with a religious benediction and were denominated Brethren of the Coast. Piracy became so lucrative that the farmers and salt-makers living near the sea abandoned their calling and took to buccaneering. Concealing their boats and schooners in creeks and coves, they attacked unsuspecting merchantmen, plundered the vessels, and " " 23 SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY.
A history of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1902 by Edgar Stanton Maclay