What if during the War of 1812 the United States Navy starts the war with something like 22 to 25 Frigates? Say a few key differences in the Revolution, Barbary Wars and the Quasi-Naval war with France convinces enough members of Congress to loosen the purse strings enough to fund and maintain a stronger Navy when the War of 1812 breaks out. How does this change the way the United States goes about the war early on and what strategy is employed? How do the British react do we see more ships of the line leave European waters earlier? Are opportunities created for privateers and clipper ships? Overall do you think the war ends in pretty much the same stalemate? Is there a reaction from Napoleonic France? Does it shorten or prolong the war?