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Latitude: 25° 49.185' N
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This wreck is located 1.25 miles South of Ft. Macon, just outside Beaufort Inlet, NC and can only be accessed with permission of the state of North Carolina.
How? By boat
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name Blackbeard's flaghship
Average depth 8 m / 26.2 ft
Max depth 9 m / 29.5 ft
Current Strong ( > 2 knots)
Visibility Low ( < 5 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience All divers
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
- Boat trafic
This wreck is a replica of the Queen Anne's Revenge. A very colorfull wreck, with impressive canons!
Original wreck information: "The Queen Anne's Revenge was the name of Blackbeard's famous pirate ship. Originally named Concord, the vessel was built by England in 1710, but captured by the French a year later. The ship was modified to hold more cargo and renamed La Concorde. The slave-ship was captured again by pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold on November 28, 1717 near the island of Martinique. Hornigold turned the ship over to one of his pirates - Edward Teach, who was later known as Blackbeard, and made him Captain. Blackbeard converted La Concorde into his flagship, adding 20 more cannons and renaming it the Queen Anne's Revenge. With it he ranged the west coast of Africa and the Caribbean, taking English, Dutch and Portuguese ships.
Queen Anne's Revenge was described as a 300-ton frigate armed with 40 cannon. Her name may have come from the War of the Spanish Succession, which was known in the Americas as Queen Anne's War, and in which Blackbeard was thought to have fought.
Blackbeard's flotilla was chased into Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina by Lieutenant Robert Maynard, Captain of the HMS Pearl. Maynard had been sent to capture Blackbeard by the governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood. Queen Anne's Revenge ran aground while attempting to enter the inlet, and another of Blackbeard's ships, Adventure, was lost trying to free her. Blackbeard disbanded the flotilla, and escaped by transferring supplies onto a smaller ship. Queen Annes Revenge and Adventure were left stranded, and Captain Stede Bonnet ("The Gentleman Pirate"), took command of the ten-gun pirate sloop Revenge and parted ways with Blackbeard.
In 2005, researchers are thought to have found the famous flagship two miles from the North Carolina shore and are raising cannon and other artifacts hoping to prove it to be the Queen Anne's Revenge. Twenty cannons and more than 16,000 artifacts have been recovered from the wreckage.
The research and recovery team include Bradley Rodgers from East Carolina University, and project director Mark Wilde-Ramsing."
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