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It's 1719 in the West Indies. The Caribbean Sea is boiling in the war and there is no quiet place ashore or at sea. Besides the political turmoil which leads the colonies at each other's throats, pirates and privateers are on the prowl. Come spend some time with us BEFORE THE MAST, on any ship you like!

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Fleet Admiral

Fintan McKenna

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The jewel of the British Empire since 1655 and the main sugar-exporting, slave-dependent colony, everything of importance happens here. Its main town, Kingston, was founded in 1692. Port Royal, destroyed by an earthquake, is not quite a safe harbour anymore for privateers and for pirates plying the Spanish trade shipping lanes.
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The second-largest island in the Caribbean, divided between French rule (one third, the richest part) and Spanish rule (Eastern two thirds). French, English and Dutch pirates have stopping points in the uninhabited bays. The French part’s capital, Port de Paix, founded in 1665 by filibusters, just across Tortuga, is a flourishing town, surrounded by slave-dependent plantations.
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A small island a little off the coast of Hispaniola, and any pirates’ idea of paradise, it has two main towns, Cayona and Basse Terre, where pirates meet, scheme and party.
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The Bahamas are a group of about 700 atolls and cays in the western Atlantic Ocean, of which only between 30 and 40 are inhabited. Nassau, formerly a pirate paradise, is the capital, from where Governor Woodes Rogers is fighting piracy.
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Uncharted Seas
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HMS "Sovereign"
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"Le Phenix"
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The "Twilight Shark"
This fast and easy brig, weighing 200 tons and carrying 14 guns, is a privateer ship, commanded by Captain Jay Smithe. The letter of marque gives the ship full power to raid and pillage anyone who is considered an enemy of Great Britain and France.
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The "Rising Sun"
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The Open Ocean
Sailing the open waters, the ships meet in peace, in storm or in war
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The Carribean Siren
The pirates' 150 tons pinnace got sunk by the allied navies on the 1-st of August 1719
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HMS Rose
The fifth rate frigate was paid off and got under major repairs in August 1719, after being severely damaged in the fight with the "Caribbean Siren". Some of the crew got reassigned to HMS "Sovereign"
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Fate's Hand
A privateer snow which, after an epic mutiny divided the crew in two and the mutineers left aboard the now "Twilight Shark", ended with less than half of its crew and a shipload of pirate prisoners in the hold, turned pirate. Now it is named "Deliverance" and hoists the Jolly Roger.
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