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From: "Elaine O'Neill" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] What kind of vessel was a galley in early 18thC?
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 00:49:39 -0500
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I would be very interested in this answer as well. My immigrant
ancestor arrived in Philadelphia in 1738 on the ship Winter Galley. I
would love to know more about this type of ship.

Elaine in the Beautiful Missouri Ozarks



On 9/3/07, Brian Creed <> wrote:
> Hello List,
> In summer 1719 the pirate Edward England took several ships along the African coast south of the river Gambia.
> Amongst them was " the Coward Galley, Captain Creed , of London, taken the 17th June, having 2 guns and 13 men on board, 4 of which turned Pyrates."
> The ship was burned, no mention of the fate of those who didn't turn pirate. The word " galley " conjures up great banks of oars pulled by sweating slaves but the description doesn't seem to fit this. Can anyone enlighten me?
> The quote, by the way, came from Defoe's General History of Pirates.
> Thank you, Brian Creed, New Zealand


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