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Offline iwccc

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Naval War Prizes
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 23:39 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I am looking for information on how the Naval War Prizes worked in World War 1. Did each sailor get a share of captured ships?  Roughly how much would this have been and how often was it offered?   When did this custom finish in the Navy?
I am particularly interested in the custom for WW1.  Were all sailors on the conquering ship rewarded or did it go into a general Navy fund for distribution to all sailors of the British Navy?  Thank you 

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Re: Naval War Prizes
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 09:56 GMT (UK) »
There are many records in the National Archives - a search on their catalogue generated a good few hits, some looking fascinating.
Interesting stuff at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/36t2ob/when_did_the_british_navy_stop_awarding_prize/ and http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLGNavalPrizeMoney.htm
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan

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Re: Naval War Prizes
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 10:10 GMT (UK) »
thank you GrahamSimons,  Two very interesting sites for me.  I appreciate your help