Great Lakes Warships 1812–1815 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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By Mark Lardas, Paul Wright (Illustrator)
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Description


When war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued throughout the war. This book examines the design and development of the warships built upon the lakes during the war, emphasizing their differences from their salt-water contemporaries. It then goes onto cover their operational use as they were pitted against each other in a number of clashes on the lakes that often saws ships captured, re-crewed, and thrown back against their pervious owners. Released in 2012 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, this is a timely look at a small, freshwater naval war.

About the Author


Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeler, Mark Lardas currently lives and works in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modeling as well as naval, maritime, and military history.

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.

Praise For…


“Another fine volume from maritime historian, writer, modeler and reviewer Mark Lardas. The author covers the design, development and characteristics of these unusual ships in some detail...This well-planned and excellently written volume offers a very valuable reference source for any reader interested in the vessles.” —Ships in Scale magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9781849085663
ISBN-10: 1849085668
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 20th, 2012
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard