Author Results for H.J.K. Jenkins

Book Review – ‘Dugway-Trouin: armateur malouin, Corsaires Brestois’ by Jean-Yves Nerzic

By H.J.K. Jenkins

Admiral Nerzic’s book carries a commendatory preface by Professor Michel Verge-Franceschi of the Academie de marine. This same preface includes witty comments regarding Nerzic’s family relationship to the renowned Rene Duguay-Trouin, and the author’s historical studies at a high level. Duguay-Trouin is a substantial publication dealing with an aspect of French maritime history which compels attention, both […] Read More

Filed under: Eighteenth Century | Pirates
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Note: The Quasi-War and American Fears of a French Invasion in 1798

By H.J.K. Jenkins

The tensions between revolutionary France and the newly independent American stae are outlined, and the possibility of an invasion explored. Read More

Filed under: French Revolution | Caribbean
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

Fenland Lighters and their Heyday c.1700-1850

By H.J.K. Jenkins

In the 17th Century systematic drainage of the Fenland freed large areas for agricultural development. To export products to the harbours of The Wash, the rivers Nene and Ouse together with their drainage canals were developed for the transport of goods by barge outwards, and for the import of coal, salt, hardware and wines as […] Read More

Filed under: Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Note: The Case of the Courier, 1794-98

By H.J.K. Jenkins

Prize law and the question of neutrality are central to this, involving the collusion between Swedish and French interests in the area off Guadeloupe in the West Indies. Read More

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

Note: French Privateering from Martinique and Guadaloupe, 1803-10

By H.J.K. Jenkins

The performance of these islands as privateer bases during the pre-Napoleonic wars is examined. Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Caribbean
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Note: Admiral Laforey and the St Pierre Raiders, 1790-91

By H.J.K. Jenkins

The disorder and confusion which surrounded St Pierre was subdued by Admiral Laforey. Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Caribbean
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Note: Seized American Shipping and the Profit Motive c.1800

By H.J.K. Jenkins

An account of the tension between morality and the need for naval officers to make financial gains while at sea, against a background of neutral American merchantmen. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

The Heyday of French Privateering from Guadeloupe, 1796-98

By H.J.K. Jenkins

Having recaptured Guadeloupe from the British in 1794, Victor Hugues became the island’s all powerful governor; developing his colonies privateers into his chief weapon and mounting an extensive campaign against British and other neutral shipping. The islanders equipped all available craft, ranging from the Utile of 14 guns and 135 men down to row boats […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | French Revolution | Caribbean
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Note: Extremely Small Privateers

By H.J.K. Jenkins

An examination of the nature of privateering when carried on by small, open vessels which were never-the-less manned by determined and experienced men out to make their fortunes. Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Eighteenth C) | Caribbean
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

The Capture of H.M.S. Junon 1809

By H.J.K. Jenkins

our French frigates (two en flute), sailing with infantry and supplies to the relief of Guadaloupe, were intercepted by the frigate Junon.   Deceived by their flying the Spanish flag and an appropriate private signal, the Junon closed with the French and, when action developed, was overwhelmed and subsequently burned by her captors. The article includes […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Caribbean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics