The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence
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The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence

By A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
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  • THE MAJOR OPERATIONS OF THE NAVIES IN THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
    • BY
      • A.T. MAHAN, D.C.L., LL.D.
        • CAPTAIN, U.S. NAVY
        • AUTHOR OF 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, 1660-1783,' 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE, 1783-1812,' 'THE RELATIONS OF SEA POWER TO THE WAR OF 1812,' 'NAVAL STRATEGY' ETC.
        • WITH PORTRAITS, MAPS, AND BATTLE PLANS
        • LONDON SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & COMPANY, LIMITED Overy House, 100 Southwark Street, S.E.
      • CAPTAIN, U.S. NAVY
      • AUTHOR OF 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, 1660-1783,' 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE, 1783-1812,' 'THE RELATIONS OF SEA POWER TO THE WAR OF 1812,' 'NAVAL STRATEGY' ETC.
      • WITH PORTRAITS, MAPS, AND BATTLE PLANS
      • LONDON SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & COMPANY, LIMITED Overy House, 100 Southwark Street, S.E.
    • A.T. MAHAN, D.C.L., LL.D.
      • CAPTAIN, U.S. NAVY
      • AUTHOR OF 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, 1660-1783,' 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE, 1783-1812,' 'THE RELATIONS OF SEA POWER TO THE WAR OF 1812,' 'NAVAL STRATEGY' ETC.
      • WITH PORTRAITS, MAPS, AND BATTLE PLANS
      • LONDON SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & COMPANY, LIMITED Overy House, 100 Southwark Street, S.E.
    • CAPTAIN, U.S. NAVY
    • AUTHOR OF 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, 1660-1783,' 'THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE, 1783-1812,' 'THE RELATIONS OF SEA POWER TO THE WAR OF 1812,' 'NAVAL STRATEGY' ETC.
    • WITH PORTRAITS, MAPS, AND BATTLE PLANS
    • LONDON SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & COMPANY, LIMITED Overy House, 100 Southwark Street, S.E.
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
      • INTRODUCTION
        • CHAPTER I
        • CHAPTER II
        • CHAPTER III
        • CHAPTER IV
        • CHAPTER V
        • CHAPTER VI
        • CHAPTER VII
        • CHAPTER VIII
        • CHAPTER IX
        • CHAPTER X
        • CHAPTER XI
        • CHAPTER XII
        • CHAPTER XIII
        • CHAPTER XIV
      • CHAPTER I
      • CHAPTER II
      • CHAPTER III
      • CHAPTER IV
      • CHAPTER V
      • CHAPTER VI
      • CHAPTER VII
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • CHAPTER IX
      • CHAPTER X
      • CHAPTER XI
      • CHAPTER XII
      • CHAPTER XIII
      • CHAPTER XIV
      • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
      • LIST OF MAPS
      • LIST OF BATTLE-PLANS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • CHAPTER I
      • CHAPTER II
      • CHAPTER III
      • CHAPTER IV
      • CHAPTER V
      • CHAPTER VI
      • CHAPTER VII
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • CHAPTER IX
      • CHAPTER X
      • CHAPTER XI
      • CHAPTER XII
      • CHAPTER XIII
      • CHAPTER XIV
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
    • CHAPTER V
    • CHAPTER VI
    • CHAPTER VII
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • CHAPTER IX
    • CHAPTER X
    • CHAPTER XI
    • CHAPTER XII
    • CHAPTER XIII
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • LIST OF MAPS
    • LIST OF BATTLE-PLANS
  • The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence
    • INTRODUCTION
      • THE TENDENCY OF WARS TO SPREAD
    • THE TENDENCY OF WARS TO SPREAD
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE NAVAL CAMPAIGN ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN 1775-1776
    • THE NAVAL CAMPAIGN ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN 1775-1776
    • CHAPTER II
      • NAVAL ACTION AT BOSTON, CHARLESTON, NEW YORK, AND NARRAGANSETT BAY—ASSOCIATED LAND OPERATIONS UP TO THE BATTLE OF TRENTON 1776
    • NAVAL ACTION AT BOSTON, CHARLESTON, NEW YORK, AND NARRAGANSETT BAY—ASSOCIATED LAND OPERATIONS UP TO THE BATTLE OF TRENTON 1776
    • CHAPTER III
      • THE DECISIVE PERIOD OF THE WAR. SURRENDER OF BURGOYNE AND CAPTURE OF PHILADELPHIA BY HOWE. THE NAVAL PART IN EACH OPERATION 1777
    • THE DECISIVE PERIOD OF THE WAR. SURRENDER OF BURGOYNE AND CAPTURE OF PHILADELPHIA BY HOWE. THE NAVAL PART IN EACH OPERATION 1777
    • CHAPTER IV
      • WAR BEGINS BETWEEN FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN. BRITISH EVACUATE PHILADELPHIA. NAVAL OPERATIONS OF D'ESTAING AND HOWE ABOUT NEW YORK, NARRAGANSETT BAY, AND BOSTON. COMPLETE SUCCESS OF LORD HOWE. AMERICAN DISAPPOINTMENT IN D'ESTAING. LORD HOWE RETURNS TO ENGLAND. 1778
    • WAR BEGINS BETWEEN FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN. BRITISH EVACUATE PHILADELPHIA. NAVAL OPERATIONS OF D'ESTAING AND HOWE ABOUT NEW YORK, NARRAGANSETT BAY, AND BOSTON. COMPLETE SUCCESS OF LORD HOWE. AMERICAN DISAPPOINTMENT IN D'ESTAING. LORD HOWE RETURNS TO ENGLAND. 1778
    • CHAPTER V
      • THE NAVAL WAR IN EUROPE. THE BATTLE OF USHANT 1778
    • THE NAVAL WAR IN EUROPE. THE BATTLE OF USHANT 1778
    • CHAPTER VI
      • OPERATIONS IN THE WEST INDIES, 1778-1779. THE BRITISH INVASION OF GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA
    • OPERATIONS IN THE WEST INDIES, 1778-1779. THE BRITISH INVASION OF GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA
    • CHAPTER VII
      • THE NAVAL WAR IN EUROPEAN WATERS, 1779. ALLIED FLEETS INVADE THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. RODNEY DESTROYS TWO SPANISH SQUADRONS AND RELIEVES GIBRALTAR
    • THE NAVAL WAR IN EUROPEAN WATERS, 1779. ALLIED FLEETS INVADE THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. RODNEY DESTROYS TWO SPANISH SQUADRONS AND RELIEVES GIBRALTAR
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • RODNEY AND DE GUICHEN'S NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN WEST INDIES. DE GUICHEN RETURNS TO EUROPE, AND RODNEY GOES TO NEW YORK. LORD CORNWALLIS IN THE CAROLINAS. TWO NAVAL ACTIONS OF COMMODORE CORNWALLIS. RODNEY RETURNS TO WEST INDIES
    • RODNEY AND DE GUICHEN'S NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN WEST INDIES. DE GUICHEN RETURNS TO EUROPE, AND RODNEY GOES TO NEW YORK. LORD CORNWALLIS IN THE CAROLINAS. TWO NAVAL ACTIONS OF COMMODORE CORNWALLIS. RODNEY RETURNS TO WEST INDIES
    • CHAPTER IX
      • NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN WEST INDIES IN 1781. CAPTURE OF ST. EUSTATIUS BY RODNEY. DE GRASSE ARRIVES IN PLACE OF DE GUICHEN. TOBAGO SURRENDERS TO DE GRASSE
    • NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN WEST INDIES IN 1781. CAPTURE OF ST. EUSTATIUS BY RODNEY. DE GRASSE ARRIVES IN PLACE OF DE GUICHEN. TOBAGO SURRENDERS TO DE GRASSE
    • CHAPTER X
      • NAVAL OPERATIONS PRECEDING AND DETERMINING THE FALL OF YORKTOWN. CORNWALLIS SURRENDERS 1781
    • NAVAL OPERATIONS PRECEDING AND DETERMINING THE FALL OF YORKTOWN. CORNWALLIS SURRENDERS 1781
    • CHAPTER XI
      • NAVAL EVENTS OF 1781 IN EUROPE. DARBY'S RELIEF OF GIBRALTAR, AND THE BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK
    • NAVAL EVENTS OF 1781 IN EUROPE. DARBY'S RELIEF OF GIBRALTAR, AND THE BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK
    • CHAPTER XII
      • THE FINAL NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN THE WEST INDIES. HOOD AND DE GRASSE. RODNEY AND DE GRASSE. THE GREAT BATTLE OF APRIL 12, 1782
    • THE FINAL NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN THE WEST INDIES. HOOD AND DE GRASSE. RODNEY AND DE GRASSE. THE GREAT BATTLE OF APRIL 12, 1782
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • HOWE AGAIN GOES AFLOAT. THE FINAL RELIEF OF GIBRALTAR 1782
    • HOWE AGAIN GOES AFLOAT. THE FINAL RELIEF OF GIBRALTAR 1782
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • THE NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE EAST INDIES, 1778-1783. THE CAREER OF THE BAILLI DE SUFFREN
      • GLOSSARY
        • OF NAUTICAL AND NAVAL TERMS USED IN THE TEXT
      • OF NAUTICAL AND NAVAL TERMS USED IN THE TEXT
      • INDEX
    • THE NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE EAST INDIES, 1778-1783. THE CAREER OF THE BAILLI DE SUFFREN
    • GLOSSARY
      • OF NAUTICAL AND NAVAL TERMS USED IN THE TEXT
    • OF NAUTICAL AND NAVAL TERMS USED IN THE TEXT
    • INDEX
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