Author Results for Larrie D. Ferreiro

The Race to the Chesapeake between Destouches and Arbuthnot, March 1781

By Larrie D. Ferreiro

A systematic examination of the reasons why the British fleet won the race against the French to the mouth of Chesapeake Bay in advance of the battle of Cape Henry on 16 March 1781. Read More

Filed under: American Revolution
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Spies Versus Prizes: Technology Transfer Between Navies in the Age of Trafalgar

By Larrie D. Ferreiro

Britain, France and Spain shared or stole naval technology in the century before Trafalgar. France preferred industrial espionage; Britain, capturing ships; and Spain, a combination of exchanges and espionage. Jorge Juan y Santacilia (in 1749–50) brought techniques and over eighty skilled craftsmen to Spain, resulting in the ‘construcción a la inglesa’; Henri Louis de Fulque […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War | English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design