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- Wed May 31, 2017 4:58 pm
- Forum: Privateers
- Topic: French letters of Marque based from German harbours
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Unless I'm much mistaken, I don't believe there can have been French Privateers from German ports, they were not a part of France unlike the Netherlands. There may have been some from the constituent states that were French allies however, Kingdom of Westphalia, Confederation of the Rhine, Bavaria e...
- Wed May 31, 2017 4:53 pm
- Forum: Privateers
- Topic: US 1812 privateres in British service
- Replies: 4
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Do you mean American Privteers captured and then used by the British. Or North American privateers commissioned with a British Letter of Marque e.g. from Halifax or Quebec?
Another area of Naval Sevice that is largely neglected. Used to carry troops and equipment they were hired by the transport board between 1690 and 1724, and again between 1794 and 1817. The rest of the time by the admiralty. If anyone has information on hired transports at any time I would be intere...
It would be interesting if you could establish a link between the two, but Morgan is quite a common Welsh name so it might not be possible. However I don't consider him a pirate and I don't believe his contemporaries did either, remember that Henry Morgan was governor of Jamaica, he certainly didn't...
It seems to be a trend among press tenders, logically if you think about it. There was a famous case in 1760 on the John and Thomas, Lieutenant Robert Sax which required the intervention of a sloop to resolve. N.A.M. Rodger wrote an article for then Mariner's Mirror about it.
Thanks, there are records on the national archive discovery site that give the name as Bolton not Boulton. Commanded by Lieutenant John Siddall and seems to have been in service from Feb 1755 to Sept 1759. I'll add her to the main site. https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=27313
Throughout the 17 and 18C the royal navy hired vessels to act as tenders. Some to serve as support vessels for larger units and some for other purposes. These often included use by the impress service. They were usually commanded by lieutenants. These vessels are not well recorded, so if anyone has ...