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This Week on Dispatches: Eric Sterner on the Engagement Between the Glasgow and the Fledgling Continental Navy

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and JAR contributor Eric Sterner on the April 1776 engagement between the British vessel Glasgow and the raw Continental navy off Block Island. The battle had surprising implications. New episodes of Dispatches are available for free every Saturday evening (Eastern United States Time) on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Amazon Music, […]

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Engaging the Glasgow

On April 18, 1776 Captain Tyringham Howe of His Majesty’s Ship Glasgow arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Two weeks prior, the twenty-gun sloop had engaged a task force from the Continental Navy and given better than she received. Vice Admiral Molyneux Shuldham, who briefly commanded Royal Navy in American waters, expected Glasgow to be carrying dispatches from […]

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