By Mark Lardas
By means of 1805 the 44-gun frigate was once most likely considered as a failed test when the 38-gun frigate used to be considered because the vessel of the long run. Ten years later each military used to be development 44-gun frigates and at the present time it really is considered because the image of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This notable transformation resulted from the functionality of 3 ships – the structure, usa, and President – 44-gun frigates equipped for the U.S. army among 1794 and 1799. Their victories within the naval battle of 1812, in addition to their functionality opposed to the Barbary Pirates, stuck the mind's eye of the realm – and spurred all navies into re-examining the category.
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Stone and dart throwing artillery was stationed on the decks of his ships along with the usual archers and marines. Demetrius also deployed units of cavalry on shore to mop up any enemy crews who made it to land. Ptolemy expected to outflank his enemy and thought that Demetrius would therefore keep one flank of his line close to shore. Both sides therefore deployed their ships in the traditional two lines with one end as close to the shore as was prudent. Ptolemy placed his own ship about 12 ships out from the coast and, presumably, put his heaviest ships in his front line.
The greatest threat to Pompey’s success came from inside Rome. The general’s wide powers were both envied and feared, especially by those who benefited most from the activity of the pirates. The consul Piso, safe within the walls of Rome, went so far as to countermand Pompey’s orders, paying off some of the ships’ crews. While Pompey’s fleet sailed south around the foot of Italy to tackle the pirates in the Adriatic, Pompey himself hurried back to Rome. There, his friend and supporter Gabinius had already started the process of dismissing Piso from his position as consul.
The combined force compelled the Macedonians to sue for peace. Under the treaty, the Romans gained the small island of Delos, which they returned to Macedonia on the condition that it was run as a free port with no taxes or dues on goods entering or leaving. Unfortunately for Rhodes, the presence of this offshore tax haven undermined the revenues from her trade and the island and her navy went into long-term decline. With Rhodes no longer able to police the waters of the Mediterranean, the pirates spread their depredations beyond the eastern Mediterranean.
American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826 (New Vanguard, Volume 79) by Mark Lardas