John Luke Porter's life began on September 19, 1813, during a second war with Great Britain in which the United Sates emerged as a recognized naval power. The irony at the beginning of Porter's life was that he would spend a good portion of his time as a naval constructor making obsolete those famous wooden hulls of the War of 1812.
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Book Description Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Brand new green cloth hardback in a brand new dust jacket. No marks. ; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 141 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 46906
Book Description Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1883911400