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 Smuggler to Privateer 
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Post Smuggler to Privateer

The Times, April 18th, 1793:

" ... The Irish smuggler, called the Morgan Rattler, which has been in the smuggling trade since she was launched, is converted into a privateer, armed, victualled, and furnished with a commission from the chamber of Vice Admiralty at Brest ....."

Were there many instances of this, does anyone know? I realise it is a change of career for the vessel; pity they never mentioned the commander and if it was a change of career for him.

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