Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Prize money to be distributed


After a Royal Navy prize had been confirmed a capture by the Vice Admiralty court and sold at auction, the proceeds would be distributed to the officers and crew of the capturing vessel. A share of the proceeds also went to the merchants who acted as ship’s agent.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 13 October 1813 p. 3