Oil cargoes can be traded while still at sea in a tanker, creating an opportunity for potential blockade-runners to obscure the cargo's ultimate destination.
As Sean Mirski points out, several high-profile sinkings or disablings likely would have a strong deterrent effect on future prospective blockade-runners. (30)
Sleepy colonial backwater ports transformed overnight into booming entrepots, and every would-be blockade-runner constituted a potential embarrassment to federal arms.
as a mere formality." Bulloch and Prioleau launched the first transatlantic blockade-runner, the screw steamer Bermuda, in August 1861.
The blockade-runner's captain struck British colors but had destroyed his manifest and other papers.
The blockade-runner's crew set her alight, denying Walker a valuable prize.
should not agree to go to an Israeli port, because then their cargo would fall victim to Israel's blockade rules.
If only they knew the triviality of bust-gate, however, compared with the strain in transatlantic relations over the building in British ports of Confederate blockade-runners
and commerce raiders during the American Civil War, 1861-5.
The Brits' major tactic was a naval blockade of the Palestinian coast, a seaborne wall that was challenged by the blockade-runners
of the Hagana, the Hebrew underground.
Most were spies, smugglers, blockade-runners
, carriers of contraband goods, and foreign nationals.
Later privateers, such as the Confederate blockade-runners
in the American Civil War and rum-runners from Prohibition contributed to the country's dubious, yet romantic, development.
Better yet, the author has described the little-known operations of German surface blockade-runners
The paddles teamer was one of the last of the highly controversial blockade-runners
constructed on the Mersey during the American Civil War.
He presents the Confederate offensive and defensive forces: a medley of government commerce raiders, privateers, and blockade-runners
as being the former, and commercial ships rebuilt for war, makeshift ironclads, forts, and innovative technologies (torpedoes and a submarine) comprising the latter.
Maffitt recounts his experiences on the blockade-runners
Nassau and Owl, while Wilkinson describes his service running into Wilmington with the Robert E.