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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 06:21 AM
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98. Here's an excerpt from the famous Lloyds marine insurance form, which
Edited on Tue Aug-05-08 06:21 AM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
has been used almost unamended, I think, since the seventeen hundreds:

"Touching the adventures and perils we the assurers are contended to bear and to take upon us in this voyage: they are of the seas, men-of-war, fire, enemies, pirates, rovers, thieves, jettisons, letters of mart and countermart, reprisals, takings at sea, arrests, restraints,and detainments of all kings, princes and people, of what nation, condition or quality soever, barratry of the master and mariners, and of all other perils, losses, and misfortunes, that have or shall come to the hurt, detriment or damage of the said goods and merchandises, and ship, &c., or any part thereof. "

I can't remember the distinction between the two terms that we were told existed at the time when that Lloyds form was first drafted - although, of course, privateers were Government-sponsored (although they evidently directed their energies towards robbing the Spaniards, those rival imperialists of the day, rather than their own people - which would be something of a novelty today on the part of our UK and Governments now). Or maybe my memory is simply playing me false. I've googled the terms and can't find any distinction between "pirate" and "rover" or sea-rover", the latter, a term of Dutch origin and referring not to roaming, but to robbery. There's surprise, Spiralhawk.
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