Queen Anne’s Revenge

WARNING: Salty types, air, surface, and sun dodgers (serving and ex) should conduct controlled breathing exercises prior to clicking on the link. when you are ready (‘aye~ready’) then carry on. This warning does not apply to any other Military or Emergency service. Civvies may also carry  on… Pirate BlackbeardTreasure hunters salvage cannons used by notorious pirate Blackbeard from wreckage of ship he stole to wreak terror on high seas

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8 thoughts on “Queen Anne’s Revenge

  1. From not investigating further than this, I wonder why they were so close in toward land, why did they not get another ship to pull her off the sandbar, how did the cannon and anchors and the remaining part of the ship get back into deep water? I’ll research it later.

    • Coffeypot, with the advanced sonar process that marine geologists now have at their disposal, combined with Maritime Royal Naval records, the answers will be forthcoming in a book and documentary as a minimum. But I am like you mate… I want to know now!


  2. Blackbeard is certainly a great story, but as Coffeypot pointed out, there are lots of questions.

    • Lou, as above, the tale will be told, and patience is a virtue; only I am not virtuous and I want answers.


  3. Wow, I can sleep better tonight. Those kind of cannons give good (or seemingly good) Sailors nightmares. . .

  4. NavyOne, there are amazing reports taken from the Medical Surgeon’s diary who served on board HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. It describes the various injuries to men, women and children, created through cannon ball strikes.

    One report described the finding of a young midshipman who was found dead from ‘the dropsy’, “without nay a mark upon him”, which happened immediately after a large cannon ball whipped close by his chest. The ‘dropsy’ he referred to was obviously the result of the damage to his vital organs, and major blood vessels, created by the kinetic pressure from the passing cannonball.

    A bloomin good read. http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1531-1/{AD0BF0FC-AC2F-46F2-8A1C-2E21E1F8BAD1}Img100.jpg

    Interestingly, just recently a trial was carried out by the Royal Armouries, where they fired a large naval ‘Trafalgar’ cannon at a size-able piece of ships steel plate linked to monitors to measure the hit. The ball itself burst the plate wide open, and continued its trajectory as though it has passed through cardboard. The pressure wave it created would have created havoc between decks as well as creating a fireball. Pretty impressive stuff!


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