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of Liverpool is a shipbuilding firm in London. During the Civil War, there
were naval battles that were fought with ships built in Europe. The 290,
aka Alabama, was one such ship. A young Southerner who had been sent to
London by his father, a slave trader, is apprenticed to Mr. Bromley, the
290's designer. This story is about Jim Lynne's trip on the 290's maiden
voyage, under Raphael Semmes, a real Civil War captain. For an accurate
tale of life on the sea and the differing attitudes of men on the Confederate
side, read "The 290" by Scott O'Dell.
Alabama (Ship) -- Juvenile fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
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