The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

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First edition. Light stain along edge of front jacket flap, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. Spine slightly cocked, faint stain to page ridge. 1962 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate Navy was a very small collection of nearly anything that would float -- mostly small, unmilitary vessels and a few captured Union ships; there was not one real warship in the fleet. The North had men-of-war and a large fleet of merchant ships that could be armed quickly. As a result, the North was soon able to blockade the Southern coast and capture port after port. But the South fought back ingeniously, sending agents to England and France to have the finest warships built, innovating such modern weapons as the torpedo, the submarine, and the armored warship -- all of which changed the nature of naval warfare.

Title: The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History

Author: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Categories: Modern First Editions, American Civil War, Boats & Watercraft,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2277990

Keywords: MILITARY HISTORY AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE NAVY,