PotC Wiki
PotC Wiki
"He's a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out."
You could always train a parrot to speak for this article, though adding at least one quote will suffice, using the {{Quote}} template. Once finished, this notice may be removed.

This man was an officer in the British Royal Navy, serving aboard the Monarch under Captain Toms during the early 1750s.


The Hunt for the Ruddy Rose[]

It is unknown when or why this man joined the British Royal Navy, but by 1751[1] he was serving aboard the powerful warship the Monarch under Captain Toms. The Monarch was eventually sent to hunt down the Ruddy Rose, a pirate barque stolen some time earlier from the Dutch by the fearsome Captain Bonnet. Sailing through the waters west of the Lesser Antilles[3] the British spotted their prey, immediately opening fire from their bow chasers, trying to sink the pirate vessel. In an attempt to escape, the pirates sailed for a huge rock formation with a large arch, hoping to find safety on the other side. The British followed the pirates toward the mysterious area.[2]

This officer was standing on the main deck with several other officers and soldiers when a young crew member named Henry Turner came from below, asking to speak with Captain Toms. Officer Cole reminded him that he wasn't allowed to speak with the captain, and the boy attempted to convince the officers not to follow the pirate ship, claiming that the area before the pirate ship was the infamous Devil's Triangle from which many ships never returned. However, the captain dismissed his warnings as mere superstition.[2]

When Henry asked the captain to change the course one more time, Cole ordered the crew to arrest him. The boy ran to the quarterdeck, trying to reach the wheel and change the ship's direction by force. This man ran after him and grabbed him, only to be knocked backwards and punched in the face. As this officer recovered from his injury, Henry was caught and dragged away by Petty Officer Maddox and two Royal Marines into the brig.[2]

However, once the Monarch entered the Devil's Triangle, the wind slowly died, leaving the British ship at the mercy of waves. However, a moment later Captain Toms realized that a shipwreck was somehow sailing straight for the Monarch. Toms ordering the crew to open fire, but it was too late, because the terrible and ghostly Capitán Armando Salazar and his undead crew quickly boarded the Monarch, annihilating the crew and setting fire to the ship. This man was killed during the attack.[2]

Behind the scenes[]


Notes and references[]