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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 18-11-2019, 15:07
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Posted By Capt Gill
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

It's interesting to read how one's perspective can change according to situational circumstances. Quote from the captain of the CSS Alabama, a Commerce raider:
"Ironically, in 1851, a decade before...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 18-11-2019, 10:20
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Posted By Capt Gill
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

" See also USS Alabama." Do tell?
"At least seven United States Navy ships have been named Alabama, after the southern state of Alabama"
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 17-11-2019, 23:18
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Views: 7,328
Posted By Capt Gill
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Good story about the Shenandoah seems like surrendering via England was a smart move, additionally being the only Confederate ship to circumnavigate the globe is one for the history books. I think...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 16-11-2019, 15:01
Replies: 40
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Posted By Capt Gill
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

A legal distinction, yes, however, only important to the authorizing country's government other countries would recognize that a privateer was a pirate, with papers or not made no difference.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 15-11-2019, 19:13
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Posted By Capt Gill
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Privateer or pirate depends on who's perspective, sorta like freedom fighter or terrorist.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-11-2019, 16:13
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Posted By Capt Gill
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Sir Francis Drake the pirate?
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