How to use Privateer in a sentence
It was captured and plundered in 1 595 by the English privateer James Lancaster.
On his voyage he was captured by a French privateer.
On the way there they captured in the port of Achin a French privateer ready to cruise in the South China Sea.
During a stormy night on 5 February 1801 AMELIA captured the French privateer brig LA JUSTE of St. Malo.
The third Defender was a French privateer lugger, captured in the same year.Advertisement
Among his other works are The Phantom Ship (1839); A Diary in America (1839); 011a Podrida (1840), a collection of miscellaneous papers; Poor Jack (1840); Joseph Rushbrook (1841); Percival Keene (1842); Monsieur Violet (1842); The Privateer's Man (1844); The Mission, or Scenes in Africa (1845); The Little Savage (1848-1849), published posthumously; and Valerie, not completed (1849).
The occupation of Monterey for a few hours by a Buenos Aires privateer (1818) was the only incident of actual war that California saw in all these years; and it, in truth, was a ridiculous episode, fit introduction to the bloodless play-wars, soon to be inaugurated in Californian politics.
On their outward voyage, they narrowly escaped capture by a Spanish privateer.
His ship fell into the hands of a French privateer and he was for some time a prisoner in France, but finally proceeded to London, where his proposal was considered without anything being decided.
He is said to have forced a British schooner, probably a privateer, which attacked him when on his way from Bordeaux to St Thomas, to strike, but he did not take possession.Advertisement
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