Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 (New Vanguard)

By Angus Konstam

The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil struggle often all started lifestyles as usual quickly steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes throughout the Union blockade which closed off all of the significant Southern ports, and for far of the warfare they introduced much-needed nutrition, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This publication lines their operational heritage, together with the advance of purpose-built blockade operating ships, and examines their engines, crews and strategies. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical functionality, when interpreting what existence was once like on those vessels via money owed of stipulations on board after they sailed into action.

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