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Oct 29, 2014

French privateers who cried 'Loup!'

The cannons outside Holyhead Maritime Museum were dumped overboard in 1710 by French privateers, who had kidnapped customs officers by ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

pretending that their ship was British and in distress. While the crew awaited their ransom payment, a storm drove their ship towards the rocks. They fired distress signals again, but - funnily enough - this time nobody responded. For more of this tale of maritime comeuppance, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the western wall of the maritime museum (facing the cannons). Or click here. L'histoire en fran├žais est ici