prize-money,

Category: Military | Type: Historical | Title: Frankenstein (in Context) | Author: Mary Shelley | Ch: Letter 2

An advantage to being in the Royal Navy and on a warship instead of in the army was the prospect of capturing a privateer or enemy ship. The proceeds from the ship, its contents, and the ransom of its crew and any passengers were distributed among the crew according to rank.  

 

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