|For other uses, see Helmsman (disambiguation)|
- "What terror lurks in the mind o' stout 'arted seamen...battling the angry seas?"
Not much is known about this man's life. It is known however, that he became a pirate, and that he was part of a pirate crew that sailed the Caribbean in search of a cursed treasure hidden in the subterranean grotto of Dead Man's Cove. When they came near Isla Tesoro, their ship was wrecked on the rocks. The pirate's skeleton remained at the helm of the wrecked ship, steering the wheel for all eternity.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Helmsman's scene was redesigned in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure attraction where the skeleton magically transforms into Jack Sparrow.
- The Helmsman inspired the first poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
- In 2006, the toy figure of the skeleton helmsman was released under the name "Helmsman".
- It's possible the helmsman's real name is Jolly Roger. When Marc Davis and Walt Disney originally designed Pirates of the Caribbean as the walk-in atraction they considered putting in it a skeletal helmsman named Jolly Roger. The name Jolly Roger was later given to the main villain of the video game Pirates of the Caribbean Online.
- Unused narration recorded for the ride identified the Helmsman's wrecked ship as the Royal Fortune.
- The At World's End video game features "The Stormy Ship", an area in Davy Jones' Locker where an unknown pirate steers the wheel of his wrecked ship for all eternity.
- Terry Rossio's original script for Dead Men Tell No Tales featured a skeletal helmsman at the helm of a sunken brigantine, the Abyss.
- On the 50th aniversary of the Pirates ride Disney released a mug with the helmsman on top.