Queen Anne's Revenge

Coordinates: 34°41′44″N 76°41′20″W / 34.69556°N 76.68889°W / 34.69556; -76.68889

Queen Anne's Revenge.JPG
Illustration published in 1736
History
French merchant flagFrance
Name: La Concorde
Launched: c. 1710
Blackbeard's flagPirates
Name: Queen Anne's Revenge
Fate: Ran aground on 10 June 1718 near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina
General characteristics
Class and type: Frigate
Tons burthen: 200 bm
Length: 103 ft (31.4 m)
Beam: 24.6 ft (7.5 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged
Complement: up to 300 in Blackbeard's service
Armament: 40 cannons (alleged), 30 found[1]
Queen Anne's Revenge
Queen Anne's Revenge is located in North Carolina
Queen Anne's Revenge
Queen Anne's Revenge is located in the United States
Queen Anne's Revenge
Nearest cityAtlantic Beach, North Carolina
Arealess than one acre
Builtc. 1710
NRHP reference No.04000148[2]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 2004

Queen Anne's Revenge was an early-18th-century ship, most famously used as a flagship by Edward Teach, better known by his nickname Blackbeard. Although the date and place of the ship's construction are uncertain,[3] it was originally believed she was built for merchant service in Bristol, England in 1710 and named Concord,[4] later captured by French privateers and renamed La Concorde. After several years' service with the French (both as a naval frigate and as a merchant vessel – much of the time as a slave trading ship), she was captured by Blackbeard in 1717. Blackbeard used the ship for less than a year,[5] but captured numerous prizes using her as his flagship.

In May 1718, Blackbeard ran the ship aground at Topsail Inlet, now known as Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, United States, in the present-day Carteret County.[5] After the grounding, her crew and supplies were transferred to smaller ships. In 1996, Intersal Inc., a private firm, discovered the remains of a vessel that was later determined to be Queen Anne's Revenge,[6] which was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

  1. ^ "Pirate Arms and Armament | Queen Anne's Revenge Project". www.qaronline.org. Archived from the original on 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 9 July 2010.
  3. ^ "The Pirate Ship's Journey - Queen Anne's Revenge Project". www.qaronline.org. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Queen Anne's Revenge - Story of Blackbeard's Ship". www.thewayofthepirates.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b Brian Handwerk (12 July 2005). "'Blackbeard's Ship' Yields New Clues to Pirate Mystery". National Geographic. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Intersal Discovers Blackbeard's Flagship!". Intersal, Inc. Retrieved 16 November 2019.