Whydah Gally



DescriptionA slave ship that was captured by the pirate Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy, and refitted as his flagship. On 26 April 1717 off of Cape Cod she ran aground and capsized in a fierce storm. Bellamy and 143 of his crew were lost, as was and more than 4.5 short tons (4.1 tonnes) of gold and silver. There were two survivors. Whydah and her treasure eluded discovery for over 260 years, until being discovered in 1984 under only 14 feet (4.3 m) of water and 5 feet (1.5 m) of sand. She is the only authenticated pirate shipwreck yet found.
Year1717
Nationaliy of ShipPirate
Lives Lost144
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whydah_Gally