Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia


Privateer Rolla offered for sale

Privateers carried a large crew since sailors were needed to operate prizes. The men did not receive wages but the need to keep them supplied with food and drink was expensive. So if a privateer caught few prizes it was likely to be put up for sale.

Date: 1814

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 15 January 1814 p. 3

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