By Angus Konstam
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil struggle often begun lifestyles as average speedy steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes in the course of the Union blockade which closed off the entire significant Southern ports, and for far of the warfare they introduced much-needed meals, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This publication lines their operational historical past, together with the improvement of purpose-built blockade working ships, and examines their engines, crews and strategies. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical functionality, when studying what lifestyles used to be like on those vessels via debts of stipulations on board after they sailed into action.
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