>>10000876>Who is your favourite pirate?
Cliché, I know but Blackbeard was great.
Most pirate ships were small sloops. So they could outrun their prey
Not Blackbeards. His was a 200-ton ship armed with 56 cannons and a crew of 75, called The Queen Anns Revenge.
One time him and his crew got hammered and threw all their hats over board. The next ship they boarded, all they took were the crews hats.
For nearly a week in May 1718 He blockaded the colonial port of Charleston, South Carolina.
When he fought boarding a ship. he would put slow burning fuses in his hair and beard. To make himself look like a demon.
He tried to settle down and went to North Carolina and accepted a pardon from Governor Charles Eden and settled in Bath for a while.
It didn't last long. There's all sorts of other stuff. cant think of it off the top of my head.
The guy just loved being a god damn pirate.
When he was eventually killed they found five bullet wounds and 20 sword wounds on his body. I think its safe to say he didn't go down easy.