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Piracy Then and Now

Earlier this week, we were all regaled with stories of the Royal Navy’s most recent triumph over pirates, off the coast of Somalia. The Times, and others, referred to the incident as “the first time the Royal Navy had been engaged in a fatal shoot-out on the high seas in living memory”. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wondered, perplexed by this weaselly use of imprecise, non-metric measurement, just when the previous shoot-out on the high seas was.

Happily, I’ve managed to come up with the answer. I think.
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