A Hanging Offense: The Strange Affair Of The Warship Somers

  • Publish Date: 2003-04-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Buckner Melton
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Traces the 1842 mutiny aboard the U.S. brig-of-war Somers, discussing disturbed midshipman Philip Spencer's plot to incite fellow crew members to kill the vessel's officers, the arrest and execution of Spencer and his fellow ringleaders, and the captain's sensational court-martial.


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