Blackbeard's Lieutenant Attacks!


March 28, 1718: One of Blackbeard's lieutenants, Captain Richard and his sloop Revenge, attacks the Protestant Caesar out of Boston captained by William Wyer. The Protestant Caesar is collecting logwood, a 30-40 foot tall, irregular-trunked tree used as a source of a dark bluish-red dye. At 9 pm the crew of the 400 ton, 26 gun Protestant Caesar fights a three hour battle with the Revenge in the Bay of Honduras. Around midnight Richard and his pirates break off the fight and sail North to seek reinforcements. Representative image.

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