Picture of Pirate Ships
 

Famous Pirate Ships

  • Facts and information about Famous Pirate ships and their captains
  • The Sloop style of Pirate Ships
  • The Brigantine style of Pirate Ships
  • The Schooner style of Pirate Ships
  • The Frigate or the "Man-O-War" ships

Picture of Pirate Ships

Famous Pirate Ships

 

Famous Pirate Ships
The Elizabethan era was the Age of Exploration from which emerged the Famous Pirate Ships and the Golden Age of Pirates! There were different styles and designs of Pirate Ships. A list of the different types of Pirate Ships were as follows:

  • The Sloop style of Pirate Ships - small ships, 100 tons carried about 75 pirates
 
 
 
  • The Brigantine style of Pirate Ships - 150 tons, carried about 100 pirates
  • The Schooner style of Pirate Ships - 100 tons, carried about 75 pirates
  • The Frigate or the "Man-O-War" style of Pirate Ships - 360 tons carrying about 190 men
  • The Square-Rigger style of Pirate Ships - 90 tons, carried about 70 pirates

Many of the famous Pirate ships were stolen - the pirate captain and crew claiming an enemy ship as their own!

 

Famous Pirate Ships
The following is a list of Pirate Ships with information regarding the pirates who captained them - Sloops, Schooners, Brigantines, Square-riggers and Frigates were all 'fair game' to pirates!
 

Famous Pirate Ships

Captains of the Pirate Ships

Queen Anne's Revenge
Adventure Galley
Captain Kidd
The Revenge
Captain John Gow
 
 
The William
John Rackham ( Calico Jack ),
Anne Bonney
& Mary Reade
Fancy, Pearl, Victory
Edward England
Fancy
Henry Every ( Long Ben )
Royal James
Ignatius Pell
Royal Fortune, Great Fortune &  Great Ranger
Bartholomew Roberts ( Black Bart )
Liberty and the Amity
Thomas Tew
Delivery
George Lowther Delivery
The Rising Sun
William Moody
The Ranger
Charles Vane
Jacob, Neptune & Margaret
Samuel Burgess

Famous Pirate Ships

Captains of the Pirate Ships


Famous Pirate Ships - The Elizabethan Privateers

Elizabethan Privateers were lawful pirates who were authorised by their government and sovereign to attack the treasure ships of enemy nations. The English government issued ‘letters of marque’ to the famous Elizabethan pirates which licensed these sailors to plunder enemy ships. The 'letters of marque' prevented privateers from being charged with piracy, which was an offence ordinarily punishable by death.

 

Famous Elizabethan Pirate Captains

Famous Elizabethan Pirate Ships

The Pelican, renamed the Golden Hind
The Falcon. Donated 'The Ark Royal' to the Navy
The Dainty, the Swallow
The Gabriel
Anne Ager, The Raleigh, the Swallow & the Squirrel
The Victory
The Revenge, Tiger, Roebuck, Lion, Elizabeth, and DorothyJohn Hawkins
Famous Elizabethan Pirate Captains
Famous Elizabethan Pirate Ships

Interesting Facts and Information about the Elizabethan Age and Famous Pirate Ships
Some interesting facts and information about the Elizabethan Age and Famous Pirate Ships

Famous Pirate Ships
Some interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pirates Age and some Famous Pirate Ships. Additional details, facts and information about Pirates in the Age of Exploration can be accessed via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap or the following links:

 

Famous Pirate Ships

  • Interesting Facts and information about Famous Pirate Ships in the Golden Age of Pirates
  • Facts and information about Famous Pirate ships and their captains
  • The Sloop style of Pirate Ships
  • The Brigantine style of Pirate Ships
  • The Schooner style of Pirate Ships
  • The Frigate or the "Man-O-War" ships
     

 
 

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