Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Swedish prize captured three times on same voyage

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American and Nova Scotian privateers usually avoided direct battle with one another since fighting reduced profits. But as is reported here, they did not hesitate to poach one another’s prizes. In this instance both sides lost a lucrative Swedish prize to the Royal Navy.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Weekly Chronicle 18 June 1813 p. 2