A Maritime History of Scotland, 1650-1790
This text traces the development of the Scottish marine and its institutions during the highly turbulent and formative period 1650-1790, when state intervention and warefare at sea in the pursuit of mercantilist goals largely determined, intentionally and otherwise, the course of events.
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Introduction A 17thcentury Dutch map of the coastline from Bamburgh to Aberdeen
The Advent of the Mercantilist Era
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Aberdeen Admiralty American anchorage armed Atlantic Baltic Bo'ness Board boats bounty brig Britain British busses Campbeltown Captain capture cargo Carron coastal Collector colonial command Company convoy crew cruise cruisers Customs Darien Scheme defence Dunbar Dundee Dunkirk Dutch east coast Edinburgh English escort European Firth of Clyde fisheries fishing fleet foreign-going French privateers frigate Glasgow Mercury Greenock guard ships guns harbour HCAS home waters hulls Ibid inshore Inverness Irish Irvine Isles Jacobite James John Kirkcaldy Leith letters of marque Lloyd's London Lord major masters mercantilist merchants Montrose naval Navigation Acts Navy North Channel number of Scottish officers Orkney owners Parliament passage Paul Jones Port Glasgow precinct prize ransom Register reported Robert Royal Burghs sailing Saltcoats Scotland Scots Scottish marine Scottish ports Scottish Privy Scottish traders Scottish vessels Scottish waters smuggling Spanish Thurot's tonnage tons Union voyage warships west coast West Indies whalers William