Getting what we need in the #SouthChinaSea 📍 #USSLakeChamplain (CG 57) conducts an UNREP with #USNSJonEricsson (T-AO 194), Jan. 12. VINCSG is deployed to @US7thFleet in support of a #FreeAndOpenIndoPacific.

Jan 14, 2022 · 10:15 PM UTC

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This anchoring tactics proved decisive during the battle.
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The general expectation that morning was for a victory of the British invaders.
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However, it did not happen.
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The Americans proved that the British veteran soldiers in Plattsburg and the naval forces on Lake Champlain were a small challenge for them.
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With an inferior American force in Plattsburg, Captain MacDonough remained at anchor in the Cumberland Bay.
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Here was an opportunity for the British to quickly smash the American fleet moored offshore, the British naval commander believed.
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But Captain Macdonough has deployed his entire fleet in the Cumberland Bay outside the range of the British coastal batteries, but anchored and fully prepared for battle.
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The biggest concern was the British flagship 37-gun “HMS Confiance“ which by far exceeded the destruction power of the American flagship 26-gun “USS Saratoga“.
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However, if the British could be forced to fight in the narrow Cumberland Bay, this advantage will be lost. This was proven to be absolutely true.