The USS Essex

The USS Essex

And the Birth of the American Navy

Book - 1999
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Chronicles the adventures of the USS Essex, built in 1799, it became the first U.S. warship to round the Cape of Good Hope as well as round the Horn into the Pacific

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The USS Essex , a 32-gun frigate built in 1799 in Salem, played an important role in promoting and protecting the interests of the US as it emerged from colonial dependence on Europe. This account of her battles and journeys offers a balanced perspective on issues such as impressment and neutrality, and tells the stories of many individuals involved in building and commanding the ship. Includes b&w historical illustrations. Robotti has written two previous histories of Salem. Vescovi is managing editor of the Columbia Law School Report . 5.25x7.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Molbrook, MA : Adams Media Corp., 1999
ISBN: 9781580621120
Branch Call Number: 359.832 ROB
Characteristics: xviii, 302 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Vescovi, James


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