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a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade

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Stephen Wise, the foremost contemporary expert on the blockade-running trade, concluded unequivocally: "Defeat did not come from a lack of material.
Direct Confederate government involvement in transatlantic blockade-running created intense Union suspicion as to the status of every vessel in the trade.
During most of the war, the majority of blockade-running vessels were neither entirely government owned nor completely free of commercial ties to state or Confederate agencies.
Until late into 1864, most blockade-running ventures possessed an intensely international character in which belligerent and neutral as well as public and private interests often proved difficult to distinguish.
John Dudgeon of London, John Laird of Liverpool, and Lawrence Hill of Glasgow were only three of many shipyards building steamers for the blockade-running trade and Confederate Navy Department.
The blockade-running trade mushroomed around a web of financial, legal, and social ties that often rendered the national character of the vessels involved extremely difficult to determine.
Federal frustration at the persistent involvement of foreigners in the blockade-running trade became a theme of the war.
After many blockade-running ships were sunk, Axis submarines were reduced to transporting small loads of critical cargo and passengers--too little, too late.
OAEUI The Best Entry list has the hyphenated term BLOCKADE-RUNNING.
By early 1864, however, Amherst had fled Atlanta on a blockade-running errand, and had been imprisoned in the North.
When Amherst left for the North on a blockade-running mission in 1563, she remained in their home, persisting in her loyalist activities and awaiting the arrival of William T.
Turkey, angered by the killing by Israeli commandos of nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists aboard a Gaza blockade-running vessel on May 31, has said the Israeli probe would be biased.
Explaining that blockade-running was the lifeblood of the Confederacy, the author sets out to describe the Union strategy in the Gulf of Mexico: the capture of the ports of Galveston, New Orleans, and Mobile.
The author mistakenly identifies Wilmington, Delaware, as the South's last blockade-running port, instead of the North Carolina city of the same name (126).
Boaz observes that the Confederacy cut its costs by increasingly using government-owned steamers, and he explains blockade-running operations to and from the British islands of Nassau and Bermuda.