Author Results for R.J. Adam

The Mercer Affair

By R.J. Adam

In May 1777 the French bound 322 ton merchant ship Mercer was brought into the Cumberland port of Whitehaven, having been taken by her crew as a prize. This was an episode in the War of American Independence with those responsible for relieving the captain of his command being ‘Old Countrymen stranded on the wrong […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | American Revolution | Irish Sea | Mutiny & Discipline
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers