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Thread #136851   Message #3128556
Posted By: JeffB
04-Apr-11 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
OK, does anyone know for sure what actually happened where a prize was taken by either a merchant or naval ship and the only port they could get her to didn't have an Admiralty Court? I think the situation might have come up in one or another of O'Brien's Jack Aubrey novels (they always seemed to me to be meticulously researched) and I have an idea that there was an Admiralty agent in most ports frequented by British ships, but I'm not sure. Interesting point.