Author Results for Donald A. Yerxa

Vice-Admiral Samuel Graves and the North American Squadron 1774-1776

By Donald A. Yerxa

The failure of the Royal Navy’s North American squadron between 1774 and 1776 contributed to the momentum gained by colonial protests that led to the American War of Independence. This article considers the activities of the squadron including blockade, commerce warfare and amphibious assault. The factors contributing to the perceived failure of the squadron are […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | American Revolution
Subjects include: Biography | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy