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The Liverpool UnderworldCrime in the City, 1750-1900$
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Michael Macilwee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316999

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317064

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Maritime Crime

Maritime Crime

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(p.137) Ten Maritime Crime
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The Liverpool Underworld
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317064.012

This chapter examines the history of maritime crime in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explains that one of the major types of maritime crime was dockland theft. Unguarded ships were plundered and goods were stolen not only from the warehouses and ships but also as they moved in transit through the streets from ship to warehouse. This chapter also discusses smuggling and wrecking, and identifies different types of maritime criminals which included crimps, dock runners, and sharpers.

Keywords:   maritime crime, dockland theft, smuggling, wrecking, crimps, dock runners, sharpers

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