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Thread #136851   Message #3127661
Posted By: JeffB
03-Apr-11 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
Yes Les, stupid of me. I was thinking of Leghorn being in the north where Piedmont is for some reason. Should have looked at a map first.

At one time in the 17th century there was even a pirate band under the command of a Dutchman, Jan Janszoon, which raided Cornwall and based itself on Lundy Island at the entrance to the Bristol Channel. Quite a menace one way and another.