Pirate attacks on whaling ships?

Edric Streona

Ad Honorem
Feb 2016
4,513
Japan
Pirates can’t just rock up to Europe and North America. They end up getting hung if they do that.
They had certain black markets and shady merchant contacts in places like Nassau, Tortuga, St Mary’s and Port Royal who they could fence typical trade goods to. The more common and regular the goods the easier to find a someone willing to buy it and sell it on.

Whalers though were less frequent targets as I suspect most whaling grounds are in either the North Atlantic or the South Pacific.
Most western pirateships hunted the Carribean, Indian Ocean or the African coast... so they were less likely to see each other.

Privateers were certainly a threat. But Whalers themselves were not defenceless, and pirates like easy “fights”.
 
May 2019
215
Earth
Pirates can’t just rock up to Europe and North America. They end up getting hung if they do that.
Depends whose shipping they'd just robbed and whose port they were putting in to...
Newport, Rhode Island used to be a haven for pirates. Though I admit by the 1720s it was taking a much stiffer stance to the issue...

Most western pirateships hunted the Carribean, Indian Ocean or the African coast... so they were less likely to see each other.
New England had it's share of piracy too.