Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Charles Mary Wentworth returns with Spanish prizes

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With regular trade into the Caribbean becoming ever more difficult, Liverpool merchants, headed by Simeon Perkins, built the ship Charles Mary Wentworth and sent her to sea as a privateer in 1799-1800. Most of her cruises proved financially successful.

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 21 May 1799 p. 3