2close2theflame wrote:where is this taking place? you mentioned great ;lakes so it coaught my interest
Invisible officer wrote:Americans just remember the high sea victories of the USN monster frigates like Constitution against normal RN ones. Hardly fair fights. Bigger ships, a small navy of hand picked crews against a pressed fleet that had to defend the world seas and that certain small Corsician that asked for some attention
Not surprising, it was a pretty inconclusive affair that didn't achieve much. It's probably also a little embarrassing that one of the jobs of the Royal Navy was to try to intercept American slavers operating between West Africa and the Americas. The Slave Trade had been abolished in Britain by 1807 so it might not be politically comfortable to remind people that one of the things America was fighting for was to continue trading slaves!
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