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The Captain Who Burned His Ships - a book by Brown, Gordon

The Captain Who Burned His Ships

Captain Thomas Tingey, USN, 1750-1829

The Captain Who Burned His Ships( )
Author: Brown, Gordon
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Naval Institute Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $6.99
Book Description:

This is the first biography of Captain Thomas Tingey, who was a key figure in the development of the early U.S. Navy. Having come to America after a short service in the Royal Navy, Tingey contributed importantly to the growth of the American Navy, but was then obliged to burn the Washington Navy Yard in 1814 to prevent it from falling into the hands of British invaders. This is at the same time a history of the first quarter-century of the Washington Navy Yard, which Tingey...
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