Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 by Angus KonstamConfederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 by Angus Konstam

Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65

byAngus KonstamIllustratorTony Bryan

Paperback | January 22, 2004

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The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powered merchant ships. They were adapted for the high-speed dashes through the Union blockade which closed off all the major Southern ports, and for much of the war they brought much-needed food, clothing and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This book traces their operational history, including the development of purpose-built blockade running ships, and examines their engines, crews and tactics. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical performance, whilst examining what life was like on these vessels through accounts of conditions on board when they sailed into action.

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands of Scotland, and is the author of over 40 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His work for the New Vanguard series to date includes volumes 41: 'Confederate Ironclad 1861-65', 45: 'Union Monitor 1861-65', 64: 'Confederate Raider 1861-65' and 92: 'Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65'...
Title:Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.68 × 7.23 × 0.09 inPublished:January 22, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841766364

ISBN - 13:9781841766362

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary