28 November, 2021

28 November, 1717

Queen Anne’s Revenge!

The ship that would be known as Queen Anne's Revenge was a 200-ton vessel believed to have been built in 1710. She was handed over to René Duguay-Trouin and employed in his service for some time before being converted into a slave ship, then operated by the leading slave trader René Montaudin of Nantes, until sold in 1713 in Peru or Chile. She was briefly re-acquired by the French Navy in November 1716, but was sold by them for commerce five months later in France, again for use as a slaver.[7] She was captured by Blackbeard and his pirates on 28 November 1717, near the island of Saint Vincent in the West Indies.[8]

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