Asked in Prison Incarceration
What was the purpose of british prison ships?
British prison ships were a common form of internment in Britain and elsewhere in the 18th and 19th centuries. Charles F. Campbell writes that around 40 ships of the British Navy were converted for use as prison hulks. One was established at Gibraltar, others at Bermuda, at Antigua, and off Brooklyn in Wallabout Bay and Sheerness. Other hulks were anchored off Woolwich, Portsmouth, Chatham, Deptford, and Plymouth. Private companies owned and operated the hulks holding prisoners bound for penal transportation. Prison ships were...
Asked in Great Expectations
In the book Great Expectations what are the prison ships called?
The prison ships were called the Hulks.
Where were British prison ships often anchored during uprisings?
On the River Thames between Blckfriers Bridge and Greenwich
Asked in American Revolution
Did Elizabeth Burgin help with The American Revolutionary War?
Yes, she helped American prisoners escape from the British prison ships.
How did the British respond to the raids on their ships?
the British responded to the raids on their ships because they captured americans ships and faced them into the british navy. ...
Asked in My Brother Sam is Dead
What happens to Tim's father in the novel My Brother Sam is Dead?
Tim's father is taken by some Patriots and dies on the British prison ships from a disease. ...
Asked in Spanish Armada
How many British ships were lost during Spanish Armada?
None of the British ships were lost.
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
Where did the word BRIG derive from as far as being used when refering to military prison?
The term derives from the US Navy's use of twin mast sailing ships, or brigs, as prison ships. ...
Asked in US Navy, US Marine Corps, Navy SEALs
Why were sailors deserting the British navy to join the American navy?
Conditions on American ships were far superior to that of British ships.
Why did British ships attack American ships in 1812?
They technically didn't attack the ships. What they did was impress the American sailors into the British Navy. This means that they captured American sailors and forced them to join the British Navy and fight the French (Napoleon). ...
What was the flag on the ships in the First Fleet?
The ships of the First Fleet carried the British flag.
Could british board colonist ships?
The British did board the colonist ships, because they were the colonists. The acts of impressment, when British naval soldiers would commandeer American merchant ships in order to force the sailors to fight under the British Crown against Napoleon did not occur until the early 1800s. ...
Asked in World War 1, Submarines
When german submarines started sinking british ships asked the US for help-?
No, the German submarines that started sinking the British ships did not ask for help from the US. ...