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Aspects of Naval Prize Agency, 1793-1815

By Tony Gutridge

The Prize Office, established in 1689, supervised the sale of prizes and distribution of money raised. Dissolved in 1708, it was replaced by a prize agency which gave the captors authority over their prizes. The captors had to appoint individuals to handle this new business. Some navy agents took on this additional work; other firms emerged […] Read More

Filed under: Eighteenth Century
Subjects include: Administration