Publisher: US Naval Institute Press; 1st edition (October 17, 2005)
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The structure used to be one of many first frigates outfitted through the fledgling U.S. military, ordered in 1794 as a counter to the Barbary corsairs within the Mediterranean. seriously outfitted yet speedy, she was once rated as a 44-gun send yet fixed thirty 24-pounder cannons. Her most renowned come across got here in 1812 while she effectively fought opposed to the HMS Guerriere, incomes the nickname "Old Ironsides" whilst the British around shot couldn't penetrate her partitions. inbuilt Boston the place she has been berthed for over seventy years, she is taken into account to be the oldest commissioned warship afloat on the planet. The internationally-acclaimed draftsman and writer Karl-Heinz Marquardt labored heavily with the workforce on the structure to make sure that the e-book is actual and updated. Dozens of pictures and a few a hundred standpoint and 3-view drawings are integrated in addition to totally descriptive keys and a large-scale foldout plan at the opposite aspect of the jacket.