4th of July Commemoration Part I: US & UK Navies Squared Off in the Age of Sail
The U.S. Continental Navy Emerged in the Revolutionary War
On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham set sail on a two-part series for Independence Day, focusing on naval power, ships of sail, tactics, design, armaments and more. It's a dedicated show on naval warfare; after all, it is the American victory in the War for Independence that we celebrate this week. Our guest is the incredible Drach, the nom de plume for an amazing naval historian who runs the Drachinifel youtube channel. If you love ships, history, ships, naval battles, ships, guns, and more ships, this is the pod to catch. In Part II, coming on the 4th of July, we move past the age of sail and dive into the subject of ship design and development up to through the age of the battleship to the great aircraft carriers of WWII. Serious fun for this holiday week. Only, as you know, on ASPN!