During the War of 1812, combat between privateers and small government vessels boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine. Three small warships — the Provincial sloop Brunswicker, His Majesty's schooner Bream, and His Majesty's brig of war Boxer — played a vital role in defending the eastern waters of British North America in this crucial war.
The crews of these ships fought both the Americans and the elements. In peacetime, these patrol craft enforced maritime law. In wartime, they engaged in a guerre de course, attacking the enemy's commercial shipping while protecting their own.Author: Joshua M. Smith
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: April 22nd, 2011
# of Pages: 128