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"The Powerful Frigates of The British Royal Navy" Topic

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Tango01 In the TMP Dawghouse03 Dec 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

"Looking back on the age of fighting sail, a common image is that of battles between huge ships of the line, led by such famous admirals as Nelson and Collingwood. But such massive confrontations were rare, and much of Napoleonic era seapower actually was dull and mundane patrolling, cruising, and blockade duty off of enemy ports. I say "much," because if there was an exception to the usual boredom of naval life, it was to be found aboard the greyhounds of sail-based naval presence, frigates. If ever there were glamorous ships in the dangerous world of wooden warships, they were the frigates of the world's navies…."
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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2018 7:21 a.m. PST

A good read.

Choctaw04 Dec 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

An aggressive frigate captain could do quite well for himself financially.

StarCruiser04 Dec 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

That was most Captain's preferred assignment, and for very good reasons!

Tango01 In the TMP Dawghouse04 Dec 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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