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When the American colonists declared war against England, they had no navy. England had the most powerful navy on earth at that time. It would take years and lots of money to build an American navy- and the new American congress had neither- but they did build 13 frigates and purchased other ships as they were able. In late 1775 congress voted to allow privateering- allowing owners of ships to harass and capture British merchant shipping and even warships if possible- which they did, with amazing success. These are the stories of the triumphs and tragedies of America's young navy and her privateers during the revolution. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- 1001's Best of Jack London- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Stories From The Old West- Catch 1001's Best of Jack London- Catch 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now: NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes! NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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