Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

"Now or Never" — British Navy seeks recruits

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Prize money was eagerly sought after by Royal Navy vessels, in part as a device to entice mariners to volunteer for service. But seamen could make better money on privateers, thus private vessels of war almost never had to advertise for crew.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 27 February 1813 p. 3