For a privateering captain, a successful trip meant profit, but it could also bring fame and prestige. Many privateers were rewarded for their battle exploits. Some were made knights; others were given land or titles of nobility. For others, their success enabled them to obtain a position in the navy and thus acquire enviable social status.

Such rewards increased the prestige of those who received them, while encouraging other sailors to become privateers.
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