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Thread #136851   Message #3127558
Posted By: Les from Hull
03-Apr-11 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
Leghorn is the English name for Livorno (Tuscany, Italy).

There were centuries of battles against Algerine (Algerian) state sponsored pirates and slavers. Although nominally part of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, they were effecively independant under the Dey and/or Pasha af Algiers from Barbrarossa