Some Naval Courts-Martial 1701-2

By W. Senior, published September 1911


On the 2nd and 4th October, 1701, Captains Rumsey and Litttelon, who had been lately employed in suppressing pirates in the East Indies, are tried on board the Revenge in the Downs for “irregularities and undue practices,” In Litttelon’s case it is decided that the captain ” did carry in the ship under his command some Baggs of Salt Peter and Lignum from Callicut to Goa, but … it was not proved that he had any Private Interest therein.”

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Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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