The Impact on the Fleet of the Disposal of Prisoners of War in Distant Waters 1689-1783

By Olive Anderson, published August 1959


This article examines the problem faced by a succession of Admiralties who needed to man their fleets once sailors had been captured and put out of circulation in neutral ports in the Mediterranean, or in foreign owned islands in the West Indies. The differing practices are examined, together with the interplay of naval and civilian interests, practical and administrative difficulties and private ambition.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Mediterranean | Caribbean
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea

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