Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 (New Vanguard)

Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 (New Vanguard)

Angus Konstam


The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil struggle frequently started existence as common quick steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes during the Union blockade which closed off the entire significant Southern ports, and for a lot of the conflict they introduced much-needed nutrients, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This publication strains their operational historical past, together with the improvement of purpose-built blockade working ships, and examines their engines, crews and strategies. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical functionality, when analyzing what existence used to be like on those vessels via debts of stipulations on board after they sailed into action.

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