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American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

William D. Wilkinson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book provides detailed history and technical design information on every type of small rescue craft ever used by the United States Life-Saving Service and United States Coast Guard, from the ... More

Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental NavyPrivateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Sheldon S. Cohen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Abraham Whipple (1733–1819) commanded insurgents who destroyed HMS Gaspee in Narragansett Bay and helped direct the successful invasion of the Bahamas. This little-known, yet intrepid and frequently ... More

Cruise of the Dashing WaveRounding Cape Horn in 1860

Cruise of the Dashing Wave: Rounding Cape Horn in 1860

Phillip Hichborn

William Thiesen (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034379
eISBN:
9780813039374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034379.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book recounts a harrowing 1860 clipper ship passage from Boston to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, as recorded by Philip Hichborn, the ship's carpenter, in his journal. On board the Dashing ... More

The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval
Policy, 1900–1953

The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Peter V. Nash

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Though completely unsung and commonly left out of battle histories, nothing is more important than the details of logistics and support operations during a military campaign. Without fuel, food, ... More

Diplomats in BlueU.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

William Reynolds Braisted

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1920s and 30s were an especially turbulent period in Chinese history, and the U.S. Navy was deployed there not as an instrument of war, but of diplomacy. Their task was to keep China intact, ... More

I Fear I Shall Never Leave This IslandLife in a Civil War Prison

I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

David R. Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

There was no standard treatment for prisoners-of-war (POW) during the American Civil War by either the Union or the Confederacy. Each side struggled with the incarceration and civilized treatment of ... More

Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... More

The Southern Mind Under Union RuleThe Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865

The Southern Mind Under Union Rule: The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865

Judkin Browning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037288
eISBN:
9780813041773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037288.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

James Rumley was the 48-year-old, well-educated, Clerk of the Carteret County Court when the Union forces arrived in his hometown of Beaufort on March 25, 1862. He began a diary at the moment of ... More

Sovereignty at SeaU.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Rodney Carlisle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037622
eISBN:
9780813041612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037622.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book demonstrates that, although President Woodrow Wilson worked to maintain United States neutrality during World War I, his administration's policies resulted in a decision by Germany to ... More

Stalking the U-BoatU.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Geoffrey L. Rossano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book studies U.S. naval aviation operations in Europe during World War I. The navy's experiences in this conflict laid the foundations for the later emergence of aviation as a crucial—sometimes ... More

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