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Yankee mission

Stockwin, Julian2022
1812. Off the coast of Brazil, HMS Java, a proud British 38-gun frigate, is captured in battle by the American USS Constitution - signaling across the world's oceans a challenge to Britain's naval premiership that cannot be ignored. Back in England Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is enjoying a moment of normal life with his wife and his newborn son. With his Thunderer in dock receiving some repairs he is, momentarily, without a command. But he is soon given a mission: engage the young republic in a fair fight, frigate against frigate, and restore the Navy's reputation. And they have just the ship and crew for him - Tyger. But on reaching the US east coast, Kydd and his trusted Tygers realise that the hardest part of their mission will be drawing out one of the Yankee men-o'-war to engage in battle - especially once the Americans get wind of his purpose.
Main title:
Yankee mission / Julian Stockwin.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2022.
xi, 369 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Series title:
A Thomas Kydd novel ; 25
9781473699137 (hbk)
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