Millar, John Fitzhugh. Building Early American Warships: The Journal of the Rhode Island Committee for Constructing the Continental Frigates Providence & Warren, 1775-1777

Millar, John Fitzhugh. Building Early American Warships: The Journal of the Rhode Island Committee for Constructing the Continental Frigates Providence & Warren, 1775-1777

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Millar, John Fitzhugh. Building Early American Warships: The Journal of the Rhode Island Committee for Constructing the Continental Frigates Providence & Warren, 1775-1777. Thirteen Colonies Press, 1988. ISBN: 0934943133.

Very good clean copy, 174 pp. with illustrations & plans. Very good. Paperback.  [4777] 

"In this verbatim transcript, the account books of the committee to build the Continental Navy's 32-gun frigate Warren and 28-gun frigate Providence 1775-7 published for the first time reveal admirable efficiency coupled with massive fraud and war-profiteering. Intricate details of construction and rigging blend with evidence of personal greed and ambition and rum-soaked carpenters. Introduction gives context and historical background. Profusely illustrated." - publisher.