A good sailor merchantman was said to be armed "en aventurier" in wartime when she travelled alone, without an escort, to return to her home harbour. These ships were loaded with goods, but also armed "en guerre", with a full artillery and complement.
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- Willaumez, p.51
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- Willaumez, Jean-Baptiste-Philibert (1825) (in French). Dictionnaire de marine. Bachelier. p. 51. http://books.google.com/?id=at4RJU2DUTwC.
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