Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for picture book of the revolutions privateers at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Privateers in the american revolution by john frayler salem maritime national historic site when the american colonies declared their independence from great britain the infant nation was in no position to defy british rule of the seas. Although the documentation is incomplete about 1700 letters of marque issued on a per voyage basis were granted during the american revolution nearly 800 vessels were commissioned as privateers and are credited with capturing or destroying about 600 british ships vessels of every size and description were pressed into service as privateers. Patriot pirates the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the american revolution robert h patton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this lively narrative history robert h patton grandson of the world war ii battlefield legend tells a sweeping tale of courage. Privateers were a large part of the total military force at sea during the 17th and 18th centuries during the revolutionary war 1775 1783 privateers acting for their respective governmentsamerican british and french among othersseized thousands of ships sometimes the same ship more than once
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