03-29-2007

03-29-2007 - 03-29-2007 The Revolution at Sea: Steam...

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03-29-2007 The Revolution at Sea: Steam - colonial network provided support and infrastructure - ship structure changed in the 19 th century, there was an arms/technology race 1802 and 1807 were the years that steam boats were created in Europe and the US respectively - however, many military leaders wanted to ignore steam power and to exclude the technology from the warships and tactics - they had limited speed - provided bigger target - first steam warship was built in 1814 and it was built in order to protect the NY port - upon the invention of the screw propeller, steam power became more military capable and the engine was able to be located lower in the ship and therefore provide less of a target - USS Princeton- in America, the 1 st screw powered warship o The British became nervous because they had always relied on naval superiority o Was a huge expense for England as they tried to renovate their ships Crimean War - demonstrated that sail ships were not good for war sea battles o two steam powered ships towed the sail ships into port
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