Confederate Blockade Runner 1861–65 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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Confederate Blockade Runner 1861–65 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)

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This is book number 92 in the New Vanguard series.

The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powered merchant ships. They were adapted for the high-speed dashes through the Union blockade which closed off all the major Southern ports, and for much of the war they brought much-needed food, clothing and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This book traces their operational history, including the development of purpose-built blockade running ships, and examines their engines, crews and tactics. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical performance, whilst examining what life was like on these vessels through accounts of conditions on board when they sailed into action.

Angus Konstam is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has written widely on naval history, with well over a hundred books in print. He is a former Royal Navy officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, who has worked in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Now a full-time author and historian, he lives in Orkney.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841766362
ISBN-10: 1841766364
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2004
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard