Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

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Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

Postby RF » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:06 am

I am currently doing some research into the activities of the Turkish and North African Barbary Pirate slave trader raids on the coasts of England and Ireland in the early seventeenth century. There is very little published in Britain on this subject, even locally in the two counties most affected in England, Devon and Cornwall, as it seems to be a taboo subject.

I would be grateful for any references forum members could give to me, beyond the usual sources of Wikipaedia etc.
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Re: Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

Postby tommy303 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:02 am

This might be a good starter--there is also a reference to a book on the subject:

http://www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/000912.html

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Re: Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

Postby RF » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:34 am

Thanks for the reference tommy.
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Re: Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

Postby culverin » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:45 pm

The Barbary coast inhabitants over the centuries have caused many ructions to Europeans. And the USA.
Thanks Tommy303, your links still function, most enlightening.
Apparently, the US Department of the Navy, founded 30 April 1798, was a direct result of political issues in that part of N Africa.
The 1st Barbary War, 1801-1805 included the Battle of Derna, Tripoli, from which the 3 US Warships, CVE-64, LPH-10 and the next LHA-7 are named.
The schooner Enterprise was amongst those US vessels operating in the Med during this period, capturing the Barbary vessel Tripoli.
A rather famous US warship name that needs no introduction, possibly the US navy's premier name.
A full broadside. The traditional English salute.
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Re: Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

Postby RF » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:23 am

Indeed.

Although now perhaps as a fictional starship rather than a maritime man o war.
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