Tag: history of midshipmen
In the history of the United States Navy, no formal mutiny on the high seas has ever occurred, though one was narrowly averted on the storied decks of the USS Somers in 1842. Without a Naval academy to train future Naval officers, the USS Somers set out in 1842 with a crew of seaman in [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on May 4, 2010, under - Exploration.
Tags: annapolis, gansevoort, herman melville, history of midshipmen, naval mutiny, only mutiny in us history, philip spencer, raphael semmes, slidell mackenzie, somers, true story of billy budd