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Thread #33289   Message #444726
Posted By: Charley Noble
19-Apr-01 - 04:51 PM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
I would emphatically agree with Les on the inappropriateness of the term "privateer" as referred to the HMS Leopard. One could use that term for the Surprise, whether Aubrey objected or not, at various times during her career. But then again, there's only a few thousand or so of us who really care and would take the trouble to track you down and beat you up. ;-)