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Seasoning on the China Station

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780813035161
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038957 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035161.003.0003
Seasoning on the China Station

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The USS Saginaw's future role included the protection of trade with China, Japan, and India, and the enlargement of commercial intercourse, no small task for the gunboat. The Saginaw had been constructed for service in East India Squadron and it was intended would in some measure supply the latter's pressing needs. While answering other purposes of the squadron, she could, it was hoped, be particularly useful in suppressing piracies, as her light draught would enable her to reach the retreats of those who commit them.

Keywords: USS Saginaw; trade interests; East India Squadron; piracy; light draught; gunboat

Chapter.  18570 words. 

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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