Naval Engagements in 1812-1813

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In 1812, while American land forces were in nearly total disarray, some success was gained on the high seas: In 1813, the tide turned against the American navy, notably after the defeat of the Chesapeake by the Shannon. The British managed to concentrate a greater portion of the fleet in the war against the United States and the American navy remained bottled-up for the duration.

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