The Capture of the Ardent

By G. Rutherford, published May 1941


Full of primary source references, this article gives information on the capture of the Ardent, with the events leading up to capture and the ramifications following the capture of this 18th century English vessel. It also reflects on the political situation surrounding the victualling of vessels and the choice of captains, which was of concern at the time as there was a lack of experienced officers, as well as of able sailors and seamen.

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Filed under: English Channel | Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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