Famous Pirate Ships The Elizabethan era was the Age of Exploration from which emerged the Famous Pirate Ships and the Golden Age of Pirates! There were different styles and designs of Pirate Ships. A list of the different types of Pirate Ships were as follows:
The Sloop style of Pirate Ships - small ships, 100 tons carried about 75 pirates
The Brigantine style of Pirate Ships - 150 tons, carried about 100 pirates
The Schooner style of Pirate Ships - 100 tons, carried about 75 pirates
The Frigate or the "Man-O-War" style of Pirate Ships - 360 tons carrying about 190 men
The Square-Rigger style of Pirate Ships - 90 tons, carried about 70 pirates
Many of the famous Pirate ships were stolen - the pirate captain and crew claiming an enemy ship as their own!
Famous Pirate Ships The following is a list of Pirate Ships with information regarding the pirates who captained them - Sloops, Schooners, Brigantines, Square-riggers and Frigates were all 'fair game' to pirates!
Famous Pirate Ships - The Elizabethan Privateers Elizabethan Privateers were lawful pirates who were authorised by their government and sovereign to attack the treasure ships of enemy nations. The English government issued ‘letters of marque’ to the famous Elizabethan pirates which licensed these sailors to plunder enemy ships. The 'letters of marque' prevented privateers from being charged with piracy, which was an offence ordinarily punishable by death.
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Famous Elizabethan Pirate Captains
Famous Elizabethan Pirate Ships
Interesting Facts and Information about the Elizabethan Age and Famous Pirate Ships Some interesting facts and information about the Elizabethan Age and Famous Pirate Ships
Famous Pirate Ships Some interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pirates Age and some Famous Pirate Ships. Additional details, facts and information about Pirates in the Age of Exploration can be accessed via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap or the following links: