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Military Equipment of Chile - Naval Ships of Chile, Weapons of Chile, Chilean Battery Ship Almirante Cochrane, Schooner Virjen de Covadonga (Paperback) Loot Price: R242
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Military Equipment of Chile - Naval Ships of Chile, Weapons of Chile, Chilean Battery Ship Almirante Cochrane, Schooner Virjen...

Military Equipment of Chile - Naval Ships of Chile, Weapons of Chile, Chilean Battery Ship Almirante Cochrane, Schooner Virjen de Covadonga (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Naval Ships of Chile, Weapons of Chile, Chilean Battery Ship Almirante Cochrane, Schooner Virjen de Covadonga, Uss Cherokee, Chilean Ship Paquete Del Maule, Famae Saf, Famae Revolver, Famae Fd-200, M1870 Belgian Comblain, Corvo, Mat.84-F5 Mine. Excerpt: in 1879: in 1891: The armored frigate Almirante Cochrane was a ship of the Chilean Navy in the late nineteenth century. She was built, like her twin, the armored frigate Blanco Encalada, in the UK in 1875. She participated in the War of the Pacific, with her most prominent action being her defeat of the Peruvian monitor Huscar in the Angamos naval battle. The Cochrane was part of the forces that defeated President Jos Manuel Balmaceda in the Chilean Civil War in 1891. In 1871 the president of Chile, Federico Errzuriz Zaartu, initiated a bill in the Chilean congress to authorize the executive to purchase two armored vessels. The bill passed with only with a single opposing vote (that of the former president Jose Joaquin Perez Mascayano), and provided for two medium sized ships (frigates) and that the total cost of the purchase would be 2,000,000 pesos. The Chilean ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alberto Blest Gana, was placed in charge of the project. Blest Gana hired the British ship designer E.J. Reed, a former naval architect to the British admiralty, as technical adviser. The order was placed at Earle's Shipbuilding Co. in Hull, Yorkshire. The frigates were to be named Almirante Cochrane and Valparaiso (the Valparaiso was subsequently renamed Blanco Encalada). The construction of the Cochrane began in April 1872. The ship was launched and sailed to Chile in 1874, before having been completed, because of fears of a potential conflict with neighboring Argentina and Bolivia. The Cochr... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=20118475

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-87916-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-87916-0
Barcode: 9781157879169

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