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wreck of the General Arnold the story of a disputed Revolutionary War privateer wrecked on the flats of Plymouth Harbor and its effect on the men vying to own her by David W. Bowley

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Published by Jones River Press in Plymouth, Mass .
Written in English



  • Massachusetts,
  • Plymouth Bay.


  • General Arnold (Brig),
  • Shipwrecks -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth Bay.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby David W. Bowley with Doris M. Johnson.
ContributionsJohnson, Doris M.
LC ClassificationsG530.G3527 B68 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 125 p. :
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1748986M
ISBN 100962873837
LC Control Number92070659

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The Wreck of the General Arnold: The Mystery of a Revolutionary Privateer in Plymouth Harbor Paperback – Aug. 1 by David W. Bowley (Author), Doris M. Johnson (Author)2/5(1).   A desendant of one of the General Arnold survivors has recommended the book to the Naval Order of the United States for its certification. Solved: The Mystery of the General Arnold . The privateer brig "General Arnold" went aground in a shoal area of the harbor as it sought refuge from a violent winter storm. Plymouth residents could see the ship being pounded by ferocious waves, but were unable to do anything to help.   The late George Hanlon, of Plymouth, was among those convinced the wreck was the General Arnold. And so begins the mystery.

  The General Arnold had but one boat, a yawl, which might have been used to ferry the men off the ship. The surf would probably break the small boat to pieces and drown any who tried to escape. But some wanted to give it a go. Ten crewmen died when the GENERAL RICHARD ARNOLD Usat, built in , sprang a leak in a storm and capsized on the East coast of the USA. The crew of the Arnold lost their lives while attempting to rescue the nine man crew of the Mine Planter L which was disabled and had been drifting in the storm for more than six hours.   The remarkable career of Henry H. Arnold, a pilot who rose to be the first 5-star general of the U.S. Air Force and who was responsible in large part for building the Air Force from a minor adjunct of the U.S. Army into the overwhelming military aviation force in the world, is an interesting read as laid out here by Bill Yenne/5. Henry Harley " Hap " Arnold (J – Janu ) was an American general officer holding the ranks of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (–), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces, the only s/wars: World War I, World War II.

"Solved: The Mystery of the General Arnold" is a great read because it includes excerpts from primary sources as it deposits you in the 18th century. Captain Magee survived, and you can read his own account of the disaster, as well as those of others who lived to tell the tale. Given a degree of autonomy, Arnold and his staff began planning in anticipation of the US entry into World War II. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Arnold was promoted to lieutenant general and began enacting his war plans which called for the defense of the Western Hemisphere as well as aerial offensives against Germany and Japan. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Wreck of the General Arnold: The Mystery of a Revolutionary Privateer in Plymouth Harbor at Read /5(3). Shipwrecks of New England. Below is a partial list of New England shipwrecks. This list is a composite of all the wreck listed on our state-by-state wreck lists. Clicking on a Vessel Name link will take you to a wreck data page, where you'll find the wreck's history, specifications and .