Queen Anne's Revenge was the name of the pirate Blackbeard's infamous flagship, used by him for less than a year but an effective tool in his prize taking.
Adventure on the high seas awaits with this pirate ship decorative model tall ship inspired by the Amity, when you set sail aboard the flagship of notorious pirate Blackbeard. These adorable tall ships models rest easily upon any shelf or desk and this tall model ship adds a touch of brave adventure to any rooms decor.
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Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Detailed features include:
- 20" Long x 5" Wide x 17" High (1:135 scale)
- Cloth sails
- Historically accurate flags
- Detailed anchors on metal chains
- Wooden lifeboat
- Arrives fully assembled with all sails mounted and rigging taut
- Sturdy wooden base with metal nameplate
- Built from scratch by master artisans
- High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
Originally named Concord, the 300-ton vessel was built by Britain in 1710. It was captured by the French a year later. The ship was modified to hold more cargo, including slaves, and renamed La Concorde. 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 pirates—Edward Teach, who was later known as Blackbeard—and made him captain.
Blackbeard converted La Concorde into his flagship, probably adding guns and renaming her Queen Anne's Revenge. The name may have come from the War of the Spanish Succession, known in the Americas as Queen Anne's War and one in which Blackbeard had fought. It was one of the largest ships of its time. Blackbeard ranged with this ship from the west coast of Africa to the Caribbean, attacking British, Dutch and Portuguese ships along the way.
Shortly after blockading Charleston harbor (May 1718) and refusing to accept the Governor's pardon, Blackbeard ran Queen Anne's Revenge aground while attempting to enter Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. Blackbeard disbanded his flotilla and escaped by transferring supplies onto the smaller ship Adventure. The pirate captain abandoned several crew members on a small island nearby. They were later rescued by Captain Stede Bonnet. Some sources suggest that Blackbeard deliberately grounded the ships as an excuse to disperse the crew. Shortly afterward, he surrendered and accepted a royal pardon for his remaining crew and him from Governor Charles Eden at Bath, North Carolina.
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