10 Fearsome Ships From The Pirate Ages
The Whydah was originally a slave ship launched in 1715 from London. Unfortunately, the pirates were quicker than the ship was, and it was captured by Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy, who overpowered the crew and claimed it as his own flagship.
The Royal Fortune was captained by another one of the most famous, successful pirates of all time: Captain Bartholomew Roberts. He plundered the high seas, eventually winning a French vessel that he named the Royal Fortune. He commanded 157 men and 42 cannons on this vessel.