Author Results for A. G. Jamieson

Admiral James Young and the ‘Pirateers’, 1777

By A. G. Jamieson

Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War a rash of uncommissioned ‘pirateers’ began to operate from the Leeward Islands. The admiral commanding the squadron, James Young, took a hard line, detaining some of the ships involved. The matter became the subject of legal dispute on Antigua with Young himself arrested and sued. The […] Read More

Filed under: American Revolution | Caribbean
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers