Hunting the Essex

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During the War of 1812, the frigate HMS Phoebe was sent halfway round the world to attack settlements in the Pacific Northwest, but was diverted to hunt down the USS Essex, a frigate harassing the British whaling fleet. This previously unpublished eyewitness account from an officer on the Phoebe relates a cat-and-mouse chase that lasted weeks and ended in a bloody battle, and helped inspire Patrick O'Brian's novel The Far Side of the World.

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Hunting the Essex

Hunting the Essex

A Journal of the Voyage of HMS Phoebe 1813-1814

Hardback160pp Illustrated175x114mm

9781848321748     Product Code: 222517

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During the War of 1812, the frigate HMS Phoebe was sent halfway round the world to attack settlements in the Pacific Northwest, but was diverted to hunt down the USS Essex, a frigate harassing the British whaling fleet. This previously unpublished eyewitness account from an officer on the Phoebe relates a cat-and-mouse chase that lasted weeks and ended in a bloody battle, and helped inspire Patrick O'Brian's novel The Far Side of the World.

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