Notable Pirates

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1 An Overview of Notable Pirates 4734
2 Andrew Ranson 10013
3 Anne Bonny 8976
4 Black Bart Roberts 7815
5 Bartholomew Sharpe 7369
6 Benjamin Hornigold 6942
7 Blackbeard 15128
8 Black Caesar 10908
9 Calico Jack Rackam 7727
10 Charles Gibbs 5720

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Luis Aury was a French Corsair, who operated in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean during the early 19th century.

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  • In 1671, when Henry Morgan sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica to sack and plunder Panama, his fleet consisted of 37 vessel, ranging from 4-gunners to 22-gunners.

  • Captain Kidd received a letter of marquee from King William III to seize any French ships during his search to capture pirates. Instead, he captured an Indianman resulting in the beginning of his pirate career.

  • The cook onboard a pirate ship was usually a disabled pirate who was allowed to stay on the ship if he could make food that didn't kill the pirate crew.

  • In September 1718, following months of successful plundering raids, the pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane rendezvoused on Ocracoke Island (North Carolina) for a wild, weeklong bacchanal.


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