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While many freelance operators abounded with the Age of Exploration, national interests were also paying attention and quickly organized their own expeditions. The individuals on these ships were also frequently also explorers, but their main mission was to deliver the Rule of Law -- for each's respective country -- on the High Seas.
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Antonio de Abreu

aka: António
bornactivedied
1480 ca1500s-1510s1514 ca
a 16th-century Portuguese navigator and naval officer. He participated under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque in the conquest of Ormus in 1507 and Malacca in 1511, where he got injured. Departing from Malacca in November 1511 with three ships, in an exploratory voyage to the 'Spice Islands' of Maluku, he led the first European expedition to reach Timor a...
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Alexander Adams

borndied
1780, Dec 271871, Oct 17
a Scotsman who served in the British Royal Navy and then came to the Hawaiian islands and served in the navy of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Known to the Hawaiians as Alika Napunako Adams' Creator of the Hawaiian flag. Leaving Scotland in 1792, he worked 4 years aboard Zephyr belonging to Husson & Co. out of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In 1796, he left more
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Cort Adeler

aka: Cort Sivertsen Adeler, Coort Sifvertsen Adelaer, Koert Sievertsen Adelaer, Curzio Suffrido Adelborst, Kurt Sivertsen
borndied
1622, Dec 161675, Nov 5
a Norwegian seaman, who rendered distinguished service to the Danish and Dutch navies, and also to the Republic of Venice against the Turks. During Adelaer's command the navy was expanded with thirty new ships-of-the-line. In the years 1669 and 1670 he headed a diplomatic mission to South-India to establish trade relations with Coromandel. Adeler acquired a ...
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William Howard Allen

bornactivedied
1790, Jul 81808-18221822, Nov
a Lieutenant in the United States navy, and a native of the city of Hudson. While a child, he was sent to school in London, England, but returned to Hudson only a year later, where he attended the Hudson Academy for boys before moving to the seminary in Doylestown, Pa., where he completed the remainder of his education. Quick, intelligent, and driven to a...
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Marten Anckarhielm

aka: Mårten, Maerten Thijssen
bornactivedied
unknown1631-16571657, Mar 21
a Dutch admiral that entered into Swedish service, becoming a Swedish admiral and a Swedish nobleman under the name Mårten Anckarhielm. He played an important role at the Battle of Fehmarn 1644. Thijssen distinguished himself as Dutch vice-admiral at the Battle of Albrolhos 1631. When the fleet returned to the Netherlands in 1634 he became master-attendant ...
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Marten Anckarhielm

aka: Mårten, Maerten Thijssen
bornactivedied
unknown1631-16571657, Mar 21
a Dutch admiral that entered into Swedish service, becoming a Swedish admiral and a Swedish nobleman under the name Mårten Anckarhielm. He played an important role at the Battle of Fehmarn 1644. Thijssen distinguished himself as Dutch vice-admiral at the Battle of Albrolhos 1631. When the fleet returned to the Netherlands in 1634 he became master-attendant ...
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Conajee Angria

aka: Kanhoji Angre, Sarkhel Angre
bornactivedied
1669, Aug1698-17291729, Jul 4
the first notable chief of the Maratha Navy in 18th century India. He fought against the British, Dutch and Portuguese naval interests on the coasts of India during the 18th century. As a result, his European enemies labeled him a pirate. Despite the attempts of the British and Portuguese to subdue Angre, he remained undefeated until his death.
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John Atkins

bornactivedied
16851703-17421757
a British Royal naval surgeon. Atkins published two books, both of which have had more than one edition. The ‘Navy Surgeon’ was published first (1732). It is a general treatise on surgery, with remarks on mineral springs, empirics, amulets, and infirmaries. It shows the author to have been an observant but somewhat prejudiced practitioner. The cases are ...
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Juan de Ayala

aka: Juan Manuel de Ayala y Aranza
borndied
1745, Dec 281797, Dec 30
a Spanish naval officer who played a significant role in the European exploration of California, since he and the crew of his ship the San Carlos are the first Europeans known to have entered the San Francisco Bay. Having sailed from the Port of San Blas Nayarit Mexico.

In the early 1770s, the Spanish royal authorities ordered an exploration of the no...
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Captain John Aylett

bornactivedied
unknown1660s1669
Commanded the Portland for the British navy at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665 Later he became an English pirate who served in the Caribbean with Henry Morgan. This buccaneer was killed by an explosion of gunpowder on board the Oxford during a banque...
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