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By Mark Lardas

The ‘Original Six’ frigates have been commissioned through the new-born US military at a magnificent price of approximately $700,000.
Designed to be mild and quick, those warships enabled the USA to venture its strength around the globe.
Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the 1st send to be commissioned through the U.S. Navy.

Alongside stirring bills of engagements in the course of the Barbary Wars, the writer explores the layout and improvement
of those frigates, explaining the shortcomings that resulted in their alternative through better, heavier 44-gun types via 1800.
Packed with modern illustrations people frigates and their British and French opponents, this booklet follows
the escalation of the naval ‘arms race’ through the 18th century.

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She was ordered into dock at Plymouth, and sailed again for the Meditcrranean. On her arrival at Malta, Captain Stew'art was selectcd by Lord Collingwood, to serve in the Archipelago; his Lordship, with the British squadron, and that of Russia, were lying off the Island of I mbros, outside of the Dardanelles: Sir Arthur Paget being on board with Lord Col. lingwood, endeavouring to negotia,te with the Turks. On the conclusion of peace between France and Russia, the Russian squadron came down the Mediterranean, and soon afterwards Lord Collingwood set sail; leaving Captain Stewart * to maintain our footing in the Archipelago, arId to preserve the Greek Islands, whence we had drawn our supplies and from which a great deal of trade was carrying on to Malta, from the ravages of their Turkish Agas, who had left them on Ollt approach.

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