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Sea of gray : the around-the-world odyssey of the Confederate raider Shenandoah

Author: Tom Chaffin
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of the Confederacy's last ship afloat. Launched secretly from England in October, 1864, the CSS Shenandoah became the Confederacy's second most successful merchant raider, but--after rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope, stopping long enough in Australia to cause a diplomatic crisis, and navigating the ice floes of Siberia's Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Chaffin
ISBN: 0809095114 9780809095117 0809085046 9780809085040
OCLC Number: 60515076
Description: x, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Of ice floes and Arctic fires --
2. "A good, capital ship in every respect" --
3. Black cruiser on a Thames night --
4. Las Desertas --
5. "A bucket of sovereigns" --
6. Crossing the royal yards --
7. King Neptune's court --
8. Breezing up --
9. "A decidedly Recherche affair" --
10. "The old sea dogs chuckled" --
11. "Doubtful shoals" --
12. Ascension island --
13. Pacific spring --
14. Sea of Okhotsk --
15. Bering Sea --
16. The hardest blow against Yankee commerce --
17. "A sort of choking sensation" --
18. "Long gauntlet to run" --
19. "Aperfect hell afloat" --
20. "The old ship became fainter and fainter" --
Appendix A: The Shenandoah's prizes --
Appendix B: Schedule of deck watches.
Responsibility: Tom Chaffin.
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The story of 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of the Confederacy's last ship afloat. Launched secretly from England in October, 1864, the CSS Shenandoah became the Confederacy's second most successful merchant raider, but--after rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope, stopping long enough in Australia to cause a diplomatic crisis, and navigating the ice floes of Siberia's Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic Ocean--Captain Waddell learned that he had been fighting without cause or state, since the Civil War had ended four months earlier. In the eyes of the Union, he had gone from being an enemy combatant to a pirate, a hangable offense. Hunted by Union and British men-of-war, his polyglot crew rife with hints of mutiny, and with dwindling supplies, Waddell elected to camouflage the ship, circumnavigate the globe, and attempt to surrender on English soil.--From publisher description.

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