Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'pirates'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Joining the Crewe & Signing the Articles
    • Pyracy Pub Chat Room
    • Recent Postings
    • The Crow's Nest
    • Pyrate Crewes
  • Re-enactment & Living History
    • Captain Twill
    • The Shipyard
    • Ship's Armory
    • The Way To A Pyrate's Heart
    • Sea Shanties
  • Clear for Action
    • Raids, Boarding Parties & Pyrate Events
    • Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
  • The Arts of Pyracy
    • Charts, Art & Wanted Posters
    • The Skull & Quill Society
    • Pyrate Craft
    • The Thieves Market
  • Topics Overboard!
    • Pyrate Pop
    • Real Travel Adventures & Ports O'Call
    • Beyond Pyracy
  • All Hands On Deck
    • Pyracy Pub Status

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Found 53 results

  1. Pirates and Privateers

    Hi! I have been looking for some historians' interpretations on the differences between piracy and privateers but I've found it difficult to find decent sources. Im focussing mainly between the mid-1600s to the early 1700s. I'm writing a paper for my A level coursework, so I need to find books and articles that relate to this chosen topic. I thought this would be a good place to ask :) Thanks!
  2. Need some research help

    Ladies and Gentlemen I am writing a book on piracy and have developed an analytical graph showing piratical activity with some additional bell curves thrown in illustrating increases in certain types of trading by different maritime countries over time - beginning in the 1620s. The piratical activity graph line peaks in the late 1670s/early 1680s and then another smaller peak occurs from the mid 1690s to 1715. So we know that the last notable acts of piracy committed by notable and known pirates occurred in 1725-26. We also know that the pirates last major refuges were gone by 1719 and the ones left were forced to become "rounders" haunting the west African backwaters like the Kingdom of Whydah, but what do we know about the few that continued on??? We know that employment for honest seamen in the late 1720s into the 1730s was on an amazing rise from what it had been and that ship-building boomed on the Atlantic coast ensuring plenty of work. We know that naval presence also increased in the Americas and that privateering was at a low point because no one was at war until the War of Jenkins Ear starting in 1739. SO....What I want to know is: Have any of you here happened onto names, places, ships, actions, activities, insurance, harbor or lading documents, criminal trial documents, death warrants or execution proceedings - PROVING piratical actions after 1726 and at anytime during the 1730s before the War of Jenkin's Ear? I desperately want to know who these men were. Were there merchant captains that lost perishable cargoes and saw an easy target that could make up the loss and no one on their crew would tell? Were there some places in remote corners in Africa where some of these small time hold outs were able to act and achieve any sort of fame, wealth, or even just a living for their ship and crew? Who were the pirates that still existed in the 1730s? ....and what were their motives for piracy? Please tell me. I desperately want to know so that I can complete my chart and even possibly have some additional material for the end of this period in the book. Thank you in advance. MK EDIT: I am not interested in Mediterranean or Barbary piracy - only Caribbean/West Indies/Brazil, West African, or East Indies examples.
  3. A Period Ship's Manifest

    Hello, everyone! So after much research and looking over this forum, I have been unable to find an example of a complete period manifest, circa 1720. Everything I try to pursue ends up being a list of names but what I am searching for is an accurate account of what cargo a ship of the period might have on board. Both for goods of business and crew rations [apologies if the latter is called something different]. I am writing about multiple types of vessels; a royal navy 6th rate frigate with a complement of 149 and equipped in a warlike fashion, an English sugar merchant sloop with a compliment of 80, a pirate brig with a complement of 163, and a pirate sloop-of-war with a complement of 127. The manifests don't need to be as specific as I have listed but close would be phenomenal. Of course any books or references are greatly appreciated, even to just give me a nudge in the right direction.
  4. Ahoy you lubbards! Any pirates and privateers on the South-East coast of Florida wanting to be part of a crew? I'd be looking to start a new crew for the typical pillage and plunder at local Renaissance/Pirate festivals and events and museums, hospitals, parties, etc. I'd also be looking to being our own events and pirate festivals as well. Find me on Facebook: Jolly John Roger and send me a message! Avast! Jolly Jon Roger/Captain Hook/Mr. Gibbs
  5. Pirates

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  6. Pirates

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  7. Kevin

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  8. Brigands

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  9. Lauren O

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  10. Gitana of Valhallas

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  11. Karen

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  12. Sarah

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  13. Thighbiter

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  14. Cheers

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay

  15. Kellie

    From the album Fell's Point Privateer Festival 4-18-2015

    © Woody McKay