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1710s in Transport: 1710s Ships, Bridges Completed in the 1710s, Queen Annes Revenge, Hms Rippon, Hms Cumberland, Hms Bristol, Hms Gloucester

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Published June 12th 2010
ISBN : 9781158044412
Paperback
36 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1710s Ships, Bridges Completed in the 1710s, Queen AnnesMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1710s Ships, Bridges Completed in the 1710s, Queen Annes Revenge, Hms Rippon, Hms Cumberland, Hms Bristol, Hms Gloucester, Perry Bridge, Hms Devonshire, Hms Advice, Hms Strafford, Hms Pembroke, Hms Ormonde, Russian Battleship Poltava. Excerpt: Queen Annes Revenge was the name of English pirate Blackbeards infamous flagship, used by him for less than a year but an effective tool in his prize taking. Blackbeard was said to have gone aground in 1718 in the ship in Beaufort Inlet, Carteret County, North Carolina. In late 1996, Intersal, the private contractor working for the state of North Carolina in marine recovery, discovered the remains of a vessel there which people believe is likely to be Queen Annes Revenge. The 300-ton vessel, originally named Concord, was built in Britain in 1710. She was captured by the French a year later. The ship was modified to hold more cargo, including slaves, and renamed La Concorde de Nantes. The slave ship was captured again by the pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold on November 28, 1717 near the island of Martinique. Hornigold turned the ship over to one of his piratesEdward Teach, who was later known as Blackbeardand made him captain. His first mate, Christopher Blackwood (known as Blackbeards Claw) was feared as a ferocious combatant and led many of Blackbeards boarding parties. Blackbeard converted La Concorde into his flagship, probably adding guns and renaming her Queen Annes Revenge. The name may have come from the War of the Spanish Succession, known in the Americas as Queen Annes War and one in which Blackbeard had fought, or possibly named it after Anne in sympathy to the Stuart claim to the British throne. Blackbeard ranged with this ship from the west coast of Africa to the Caribbean, attack... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1939721