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02 Jul 2024 6:37 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Jul 2024 6:36 p.m. PST

The history of the Continental navy covers a period of ten years extending from 1775 to 1785. During this time various organs of naval administration were employed by the Continental Congress and its successor, the Congress of the Confederation; these two bodies successively constituted the federal government of the Revolution, and their chief duties consisted of the providing, organizing, and maintaining of an army and a navy…

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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 5:49 a.m. PST

Lordy, that was dry. (No ironic pun intended.)

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 5:29 a.m. PST

Also, "Six Frigates" by Ian Toll covers this topic, in Toll's comfortable narrative prose.

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