Captain Barton's Distress on Board the Lichfield

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you brave seamen that ploughs on the main, Give ear to my story" of the Lichfield that was wrecked "on the Barbary shore." 130 men die and 220 reach shore in the wreck. They are enslaved by the Moors and hope they will be ransomed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (FIrth)
KEYWORDS: wreck death slave disaster
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 1760 - the survivors of the Lichfield wreck are ransomed and taken to Gibraltar
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Sea 48, "Captain Barton's Distress on Board the Lichfield" (1 text)
Roud #V1856
File: PaSe048

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