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Of course in times past the British Government was not averse to giving pirates "Letters of Marque" and then proclaiming said pirates as national heroes.
But that was only as long as they were preying on the ships of enemies, many of the old pirates came out of the privateer ranks. Once they began attacking the ships of england they were considered pirates by england, but that was pretty much true of all nations at the time.

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Letters of Marque were given to privateer's by the USA up to and including in WWII. The Last one given out in the US was to an Airship. (blimp)
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Letters of Marque were given to privateer's by the USA up to and including in WWII. The Last one given out in the US was to an Airship. (blimp)
how do you guys know all of this crap? or should i say kack.

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The winters are long here so I read instead of sail.
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I think the Brits should have had gunnery practice for the ship and not launch the boats. Then not say anything to anyone. What the pc people don't know won't hurt them.

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I hope they seize that boats and sink them - I can't imagine giving the boats back to anyone who will likely be right back at it again. Sends the message that 1) you likely might get killed 2) you likely might get arrested 3) you likely might not ever see your boat again.

I don't even have a sailboat (yet) but I would be avoiding the Suez canal for sure (shame, I would love to see oman/yemen and eritrea). I would be giving this area a 250 mile wide berth as well; especially since to avoid the Suez you would have to be going down around the southern tip of Africa to get back north to Spain and inward.
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Ahhh - but the only post(s) you do not practice your international flag comments.. but please do we all learn from it - really How do you do the "Bite Me" in signal flag language ...Smack and I wanna know!!!

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Ahhh - but the only post(s) you do not practice your international flag comments.. but please do we all learn from it - really How do you do the "Bite Me" in signal flag language ...Smack and I wanna know!!!
Jody, your ex-Navy you can figure it out on your own. I do miss your videos of sailing in 70 kts.

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Ahhh - but the only post(s) you do not practice your international flag comments.. but please do we all learn from it - really How do you do the "Bite Me" in signal flag language ...Smack and I wanna know!!!
Speak for yourself there Fartsy. What we're pals now? The whole "Bite Me" thing is so Benny Lava. And anyway, semaphore is the exact reason cell phones were invented. What a PITA.

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