There was once a time in human history where piracy ran rampant against trade ships from various nations, all of which had the bad habit of ferrying treasure and other valuable goods away from new lands for their governments. Some of the most skilled pirates could take these ships and their cargo without wasting a single life or killing a person on the enemy ship. Today’s pirates have no idea what they are doing and have no flair. During the Golden Age of Pirates, men like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan were notorious for overpowering trade ships, naval military forces, and ensuring their legacy continued. Here are ten fearsome ships from the pirate ages.
The Adventure Galley had a very unfortunate, yet feared history in the world of piracy. The galley was a 284-ton vessel with 34 guns and a single objective to hunt down pirates. It was boarded by Captain William Kidd, who took over control.
Queen Anne’s Revenge is one of the most famous pirate ships of all time due to her captain, Blackbeard. The ship, fitted with 38 guns after being refitted, was responsible for looting and pillaging tens of ships under Blackbeard’s rule.