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Biographical information





Late 1720s, killed by Palifico aboard the Flying Dutchman



Ship(s) captained or crewed

Edinburgh Trader


Crew of the Edinburgh Trader

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Man's Chest

Last appearance

Dead Man's Chest




David Sterne

"A virgin, too, likely as not. And that bodes ill by all accounts."
―The Cook on the perceived female spirit[src]

This man was the cook serving aboard the Edinburgh Trader during the time of the East India Trading Company's appearance in Port Royal.


At some unknown point likely in his early life, this man became a merchant sailor serving aboard the British merchant ship, the Edinburgh Trader, under Captain Bellamy. He would serve as a cook aboard the ship. Around 1729, the Trader left Port Royal. As it sailed out to open sea, a younger sailor found a beautiful dress on the main deck, and informed his crewmates immediately. The bursar and the quartermaster got into an argument over the dress, which they alleged to be evidence of an unrequited female spirit aboard the ship. The cook suggested that this spirit may have been a virgin, and reminded Captain Bellamy that "that bodes ill by all accounts". The crew had no idea that the dress in fact belonged to the stowaway Elizabeth Swann, who was disguised as a male sailor. Bellamy ordered them to find the stowaway, and, in order to motivate them, he stated that she was probably naked.[2]

The crew searched to no avail, not uncovering the stowaway in the end. However, as the captain was in his cabin, the cook and the young sailor saw the 'spirit' flying above them in the air. Unbeknownst to the fact that Elizabeth was using the dress as like a puppet, dangling it from the mainmast, they assumed that it was a spirit trying to give them a sign. The captain came outside along with the bursar and quartermaster, and they followed the spirit. After mistaking seaweed for a sign of entrails, they were alerted by Elizabeth to a message on deck reading 'Tortuga', the name of the only free port in the area.[2]

After making nice profit in Tortuga, the crew of the Trader picked up a man at sea, William Turner Jr., who claimed that he had seen the dress before. As the whole ship suddenly shook, the crew assumed that it was just a reef, but Bellamy was soon grabbed by a tentacle of the Kraken. The whole crew panicked, and grabbed spears and pistols to defend themselves. The cook survived the Kraken's attack on the Edinburgh Trader, only to be captured by the Crew of the Flying Dutchman. He would be murdered by Palifico onboard the Flying Dutchman along with the other survivors, stabbed in the head with an axe. His body was taken away by the crew[2] and thrown overboard.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

vdeCrew of the Edinburgh Trader
Captain: Bellamy
BursarCookDeckhandQuartermasterSailorElizabeth Swann
Captain: Bellamy
BursarCookDeckhandQuartermasterSailorWill Turner
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