Pirates and Patriots of the Revolution
by Keith C. Wilbur, MD
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An illustrated source book of life aboard a Revolutionary privateer ship. Vividly depicts the vessels, clothing, gear, weaponry and victuals of the Yankee privateersmen. Soft bound, 8-1/2 x 11 format, 96 pages, line drawings throughout.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Where To Find Relics Illustrated In This Book
  • Foreword
  • The Colonials Arm Their Vessels
  • Midget Privateersmen - Whaleboats And Other "Spider Catchers"
  • Hulls For Speed And Maneuver
  • How The Hulls Were Built
  • Forming And Installing The Great Spars
  • Ropes, Ratlines And Gear
  • How The Ships Were Rigged
  • Sails And Sail Riggings
  • Privateering - A Respected Business Enterprise
  • The Typical Crew Member
  • Putting Out To Sea
  • The Ship's Cannons
  • Life On The High Seas
  • Colors And Signals
  • Identifying The Enemy
  • Navigation
  • Chase Decisions
  • Battle At Sea
  • The Captured Privateersmen
  • Privateering Engagements Ashore And In Harbors
  • How The Ships Were Scraped And Refitted
  • Prize Disposals And Pay-Offs
  • Index

ISBN: 0-87106-866-4
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