Armies Of The Muslim Conquest by David Nicolle, Angus McBride

By David Nicolle, Angus McBride

The dramatic eruption of the Arab peoples from Arabia after their adoption of the Muslim religion within the seventh century continues to be essentially the most outstanding occasions in global heritage. by way of the tip of that century they governed a nation that stretched from the Atlantic to India, from southern Arabia to critical Asia, overlaying a space a long way more than that of the Roman Empire. consequently struggle, at the very least one of the nomadic bedouin, used to be a standard point of lifestyles. Complemented via various illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Angus McBride, this specified textual content by way of David Nicolle tells the genuine tale of the armies of the Muslim conquest.

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I would like to thank Kevin Crisman, Associate Professor, Nautical Archaeology Program and the Director, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation at Texas A&M University, for his assistance. He guided me to a wealth of information on this topic. In addition, he made several illustrations available to me. For those seeking to go deeper into the topic of the warships of the inland lakes, I would recommend Kevin Crisman’s upcoming book. While this book is in the review phase at the time I write these words, it is provisionally titled Coffins of the Brave: The Nautical Archaeology of the Naval War of 1812 on the Lakes.

Com Warships constructed by the United States Oneida (brig-of-war) (see plate G) Madison (ship-rigged sloop-of-war) Dimensions LBP: 112ft / Breadth: 32ft 6in / Draft: 11ft 6in Displacement 580 tons Complement 200 Armament 1812–13: 20 x 32lb carronades, 4 x 18lb long guns 1814: 8 x 32lb carronades, 15 x 18lb long guns (1 mounted as pivot) Built 1812, Sackett’s Harbor, New York Entered Service 1813, US Navy Designed and built by Henry Eckford, Madison was the first American sloop-of-war on the lakes.

The 32lb long gun intended for use on Oneida was never mounted, and was used instead as a shore gun. Two carriage-mounted 6lb long guns substituted as bow chasers. Eckford’s design yielded hull lines more similar to ocean-going vessels than lakes vessels, and it had relatively little deadrise. The first American warship on Lake Ontario, when launched Oneida was the most powerful warship on that lake. It triggered a lakes arms race, prompting the Provincial Marine to authorize construction of Royal George and Prince Regent.

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