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Back in the day, if someone took your ship they were either doing so under the auspices of a country (privateer) or for their own benefit (pirate, buccaneer, corsair, etc.)...either way, whomever it was, you will probably find him (or her) listed here...
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Captain Yallahs

aka: Yellows
bornactivedied
unknown1670s-1680sunknown
A Dutch buccaneer. In 1671 fled from Jamaica to Campeachy, there selling his frigate to the Spanish Governor for 7,000 pieces of eight. He entered the Spanish service to cruise against the English logwood cutters, at which business he was successful, taking more than a dozen of these vessels off the coast of Honduras.
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Captain Yanky

bornactivedied
unknown1681-1687unknown


Captain John Yeates

aka: Charles Yeates, Yeats
bornactivedied
unknown1718unknown
From South Carolina. Commanded a sloop under the pirate Vane in 1718. Tried pirating for a while and then offered to surrender to the governor of South Carolina. This was granted on the condition that he return his stolen booty. It might be said that Yeates was not much more than an amateur pirate.
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Dominique You

aka: Dominique Youx, Youx Frederic, Captain Dominique, Johnness
bornactivedied
17751802-18141830, Nov 14
a privateer, soldier, and politician. Jean Lafitte's most trusted lieutenant, and rumored to have been his brother. Acquired a reputation for daring as a pirate. Retired to become a politician in New Orleans.
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