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Frigates and Foremasts

The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters 1745-1815

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Frigates and Foremasts

The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters 1745-1815

The first comprehensive study of naval operations involving North American squadrons in Nova Scotia waters, Frigates and Foremasts offers a masterful analysis of the motives behind the deployment of Royal Navy vessels between 1745 and 1815, and the navy’s role on the Western Atlantic. Interweaving historical analysis with vivid descriptions of pivotal events from the first siege of Louisbourg in 1745 to the end of the wars with the United States and France in 1815, Julian Gwyn illuminates the complex story of competing interests among the Admiralty, Navy Board, sea officers, and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 The Siege of Louisbourg and Its Aftermath, 1745-55

2 The Halifax Squadron in Peace and War, 1755-75

3 Naval War with Rebel America, 1775-83

4 Short Peace and Long War, 1783-1807

5 Preying on American Commerce, 1793-1812

6 Maritime War with the United States, 1812-15

7 Conclusion and Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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