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Thread #63880   Message #1041854
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
25-Oct-03 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
Subject: RE: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Tr
Well, I can be wrong (a handsome admission, if I ever heard one) but that's my understanding. My understanding of it, however, was out of what I've read of British practice at or about the Napoleonic wars; it could have been different in the United States Navy.

Also, it may be we're dealing with different times here.

Dave Oesterreich