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Queen Annes Revenge

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Queen annes revenge was the flagship of the notorious pirate Edward teach, better known as Blackbeard.

The ship was built in England in 1710 and was originally called concord, just one year after launching the ship was captured by the French who renamed her La Concorde de Nantes, the French used the ship for transporting slaves. 

In 1717 the ship was captured again this time by the pirate Benjamin hornigold who handed the ship over to one of his men the infamous Blackbeard, after some modifications to the vessel mainly the addition of cannons and renaming of the ship to queen annes revenge Blackbeard made the former La Concorde into his flagship.

Blackbeard sailed his new ship from the west coast of Africa to the Caribbean, attacking British, Dutch and Portuguese merchant ships along the way.

Shortly after blockading Charleston harbour in May 1718, and refusing to accept the Governor's offer of a pardon, Blackbeard ran Queen Anne's Revenge aground while entering Beaufort Inlet, later Blackbeard did finally surrender and accepted a royal pardon for himself and his remaining crewmen, however, he eventually returned to piracy and was killed in combat.

The wreck of the queen annes revenge was discovered in 1996 and more than 16,000 artefacts have been recovered from the ship including the ships anchor, cannons and other weapons, 300 restored artefacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge are on display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum other artefacts can be viewed at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C


      Ship Specifications


  • Size: Small (by today standards)
  • Type : Frigate
  • Length: 103 feet
  • Beam: 24 feet 
  • Tonnage: 200
  • Armament: 36 Guns
  • Crew: 125 aprox
  • Maiden Voyage: 1710  


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