Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Master tells tale of loss to Americans


The captain of the tiny, one-gun, Nova Scotian privateer, Crown, here describes how he was captured by a more powerful American vessel. When exchanging cannon-fire, both vessels aimed at the opponent’s rigging so as to reduce the damage to what they intended to take as a prize.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 5 June 1813 p. 3