Santo Stefano di Laigueglia Xebec being chased by English Privateer

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A xebec, also spelled zebec, was a Mediterranean sailing ship that was used mostly for trading. It would have a long overhanging bowsprit and aft-set mizzen mast.

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Mediterranean Sea