Thurot in Shetland

By R. Stuart Bruce, published February 1937


Jean Bart Thurot was on the Marshall de BellIsle, a 40-gun French privateer which arrived without warning in the Shetlands in October 1757 along with two smaller armed vessels. The article describes their revictualling and eventual departure for Norway through contemporary correspondence and newspaper reports as well as the legal actions which followed when the victualing bills went unpaid. Thurot died in action in 1760.

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Filed under: Seven Years’ War | North Sea
Subjects include: Biography | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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