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Tales of the Mercury

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I was reading over the history of the Mercury and read the last entry...

January 29, 1717
'Mercury' is accepted as the name of the sloop by majority and she is launched upon her career of infamy and fortune. (Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:56 AM, "Creating the 1720 Careening Camp") An inventory of the ship's stores and requirements is made by all hands. Line and canvas are assessed. All barrels, bales, Hogsheads, boxes, crates, casks and containers are tallied and stored. (Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:50 AM, "The Mercury, 1720 Careening Camp")

This was 2007. Nigh seven years ago the Mercury was launched upon her career of infamy and fortune. So here be question and the suggestion. What be the tales of the ship Mercury and her crewe over the last seven years? For all we know know she could be caught up in a water spout, lost in a hurricane, captured perhaps. Or she could have survived all of those and be sailing today in infamy and glory. So lay it out me gentlemen and ladies of fortune. What be the recent tales of the Mercury?

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To see what the crew has been up to look here:

http://www.piratesurgeon.com/pirate_events.htm

and here:

http://pyracy.com/index.php/topic/18593-calendar-of-the-mercury/page-2

And of course anything that happens at FTPI has Mercury crew attending:

http://pyracy.com/index.php/forum/10-fort-taylor-pyrate-invasion/

mP

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Lies, infamy and infamous lies.

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I still don't recall any acts of piracy perpetrated by the crew of the Mercury, yer honor...

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I still don't recall any acts of piracy perpetrated by the crew of the Mercury, yer honor...

Dependable deniability.

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You really should ask Capt Sterling... He's been following our travels for a while now...

looking for an opportunity :ph34r:

mP

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I was actually thinking of seeing it written out as a captains log like it was in the other post. It was a fun read.

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When the trial for last year's Fort Taylor Pirate Invasion was discussed, I created a list of ships taken by the Mercury during 1717 to be drawn upon at trial. We ended up going another direction, but here is the list.

Ships taken as prize by the Mercury during the year 1717: Some members of crew mentioned
Spanish Galleon - Centurión
Bortolo Abascal, Capitán
Philip Lantigua, Maestre
Antonio Martinez, Contramestre
Gabriel Adame, Dispensero

Spanish Galleon - Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
Agustín Martinez, Guardian
Alonso Trujillo, Armero

Spanish Galleon - Delfín (Dolphin)
Giulio Guartem, Capitán
Juan Garcia, Piloto
Juan Olivares, Dispensero

Spanish Argosy - Cuatro Hermanas (Four Sisters)
Alonso Cardona, Capitán
Rocco Bonito, Maestre

Spanish Galleon - Peregrino (Peregrine)
Alessandro Gaspar, Capitán
Pedro el Cano, Escribano
Giraldo Sena, Marienero
Blas Valdez, Page

Spanish Galleon - Galeon Próspero (Prosperous)
Marco do Soto, Capitán
Juan Ballesteros, Companero de Pilot
Hernán Fuentes, Codestable
Luis Vicini, Capellan
Hernán Rosario, Marienero
Carlos Mejia, Marienero
Francisco Brugal, Marienero
Benito Hache, Marienero
Bernadino Ramos, Marienero

English Cutter - Waterhound (captured by the Spanish)
Andrés Sosa, Capitán?

Harassed by English Warship - Adamant

Baltic Ketch - Caledonian (Pirate ship out of the Ismus of Panama)

Spanish Galleon - San Pablo
Antonio de la Plesa, Capitán
Cristóbal Polonia, Soldado
Tomé Valdez, Page

English Brigantine - Dispatch - Tenth whelp

Spanish Galleon - Escoba Liebre (Broom Hare)
Captain Juan Grullon
Luis Bueno
Pedro Salcedo

la Tourterelle

Spanish Galleon - Bienvenidos (Welcome)
Captain Diego Ortiz de la Pena

Fortuna (Fortune) - Portuguese Merchant
Captain Luca Rivero Pardel
Joam
Diogo
Vicente Paulo
Ruy Martim

Spanish Galleon - Ninfa (Nymph)
Captain Tomás Delgado
Rodrigo Barrera
Juan Rocha

Spanish Galleon - Más al sur (Southernmost) - Spanish merchant, Captain Bartolomé Encarnacion

Spanish Galleon - Pez Espada (Swordfish) - Spanish Galleon
Captain Truylos Peña
Miguel Fuentes

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ok - Where's our shares Quartermaster?

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I keep track of only so many specifics.

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I keep track of only so many specifics.

Judge not, that ye be not judged (referring to the trial of madPete at FTPI). And ye judges me eh?

mP

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Was but a play.

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I’ll have grounds more relative than this. The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the Quartermaster (many apologies to Ol' Bill).

Edited by Captain Jim

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Was but a play.

LOL

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hang him anyway...or at least stripe him!

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