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Guerre de Course


Guerre de Course

Pride of Baltimore II is a replica of an American War of 1812 privateer.

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A strategy of naval warfare, guerre de course calls for a navy to attack the merchant shipping of an enemy with the goal of cutting off supplies and causing economic damage. Through the 19th century, this approach was generally conducted by a navy along with privately financed ships known as privateers. In the 20th century, guerre de course was typically conducted by submarines.

Pronunciation: gâr duh kohrs
Also Known As: Literally translates to "war of race." Guerre de course is commonly referred to as commerce raiding.

Famous guerre de course campaigns include:

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