Seahawk Hunting: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea

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In Seahawk Hunting Rafael Semmes abandons his broken raider, the Sumter, which is penned in by the Federals near Gibraltar. In the meantime, he has the Brits build him a new ship in Liverpool. Called the 290, it is the fastest commercial raider designed for its time, and it is waiting for Semmes in the Azores. After taking command of the ship he sets out seizing and burning whalers at the rate of one a day, sails back across the North Atlantic against the gulf stream where he picks off another dozen merchant ships headed to ...

Seahawk Hunting: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea 2010, Bleak House Books, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781606480342

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