In May, 1800, the USS Constitution, commanded by Captain Silas Talbot, looked into the neutral port of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, (pictured above) and found a French privateer, the former British packet Sandwich, sheltered there. Captain Talbot tells the story:
USS Delaware takes the French privateer La Croyable off Egg Harbor, NJ
The Alan Lewrie novels Sea of Grey and Havoc’s Sword are set in the Caribbean during America’s Quasi War with France.
This war is one of the least known, and least written about, wars in our history. It has some modern significance as it was a war waged when most of the Founding Fathers were still alive and it was waged without a declaration of war. The war was waged at sea between 1798 and 1800