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Devonshire: a Privateer and the Spanish ship that never was

Postby AndyS » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:22 pm

Bermuda SG435 1981 Devonshire Privateer Heritage week.JPG
SG435
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"The Bermuda Privateer Sloop Devonshire Approaching a British Warship"
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In 1981, Bermuda issued a stamp (SG435) showing a privateer, the "Devonshire" approaching a Spanish ship. In fact the ship was British and had its nationality changed by the designer changing the flag.download/file.php?mode=view&id=16958

The book "In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783" by Michael J Jarvis has a B&W plate of the painting that clearly shows the real flag.download/file.php?mode=view&id=16958

Jarvis also describes (p242)how Devonshire nearly captured a Spanish warship despite its Captain being killed. Under another captain the Devonshire did capture a couple of superior Spanish privateers.

ref: In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783" by Michael J Jarvis
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Re: Devonshire: a Privateer and the Spanish ship that never

Postby john sefton » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:50 pm

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The book cover.
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Re: Devonshire: a Privateer and the Spanish ship that never

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:45 pm

In the book she is given as a sloop.
Armed with 14 guns.
Crew 75.

Not a fate given.
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