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Listed are 25 of the 26 privateer or pirate ships captured by
Capt William Norton while in command of the
HMS Amazon.


I think that Capt William holds the record for the most ships captured
in a career let alone a voyage.

Captain William Norton appointed in command of HMS Amazon 15 Nov 1756.
Ship began victualling 9 Jun 1757.
Ship returned from duty on West Indies Station to arrive off Spithead 24 April 1760 (Chatham Cheque) and came to at Longreach from Antigua 10 May 1760. Came to at Woolwich 13 May 1760. Ended sea victuals 1 July 1760. Began Petty Warrant 14 July 1760. Ended Petty Warrant in Woolwich Cheque 26 July 1760.
The Assistance operated out of the following ports whilst on the Windies Station:
· Hidera
· Barbados
· English Harbour
· St John
· St Kitts
· Montserrat

Ship
Master of the Ship
Date Captured
Number of Captives
St Pierre Maurice Simonin 30 August 1757 117
Le Ferme Pierre Cadiz 9 Nov 1757 21
Invincible Jean Mireton 29 Nov 1757 52
St Antoine Henri Castandel 14 Dec 1757 68
Deux Amis Mons.de Cachy 15 Dec 1757 68
Superb Gulliame Hrune 17 March 1758 72
Parfait Nicolas Dutenot 27 March 1758 50
Zephire Francois Figuier 5 April 1758 64
Diabole Pierre 12 April 1758 39
Les Amis de Purgatoire Alex Gillis 2 May 1758 6
Bellona Pierre Sengay 8 July 1758 90
St Rose Louis Jenanin 25 Sept 1758 29
Zephire Bartholemew Marucheau 25 Sept 1758 52
Elizabeth Jacob Pelle 10 Mar 1759 23
Postilion Fran. Charles Gamell 2 May 1759 7
Jennett Escabasse 28 May 1759 8
Pettiauga Jeanott Escabasse 28 June 1759  
Vigilante John Lasatch 26 July 1759 76
Batchelor Jacob Martin 11 Oct 1759 13
Brave Francois Joyuese 14 Oct 1759 32
Infernal Henry Bennett 9 Dec 1759 54
Billander de Herondle Simon Bellian 11 Dec 1759 16
Esperance Andre St Germain 16 Dec 1759 55
Maria Renomme Pierre Savy 16 Feb 1760 2
Mutinee Jean Baptiste 6 March 1760 20