Osprey New Vanguard 92 : Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-1865
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powered merchant ships. They were adapted for the high-speed dashes through the Union blockade which had closed off all the major Southern ports, and for much of the war they brought much-needed food, clothing and weaponry to the Confederacy. This book traces their operational history, including the development of purpose-built blockade running ships, and examines their engines, crews and tactics. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical performance, whilst examining what life was like on these vessels through accounts of conditions on board when they sailed into action. Text by Angus Konstam with illustrations by Tony Bryan.
- Design and Development
- Operation History
- Colour Plate Commentary
Osprey New Vanguard