- "It's a Dutch barque. Probably stolen by the pirate Bonnet."
- ―Henry Turner
The Ruddy Rose was a Dutch barque that was stolen by the pirate Bonnet in 1751. While being chased by the British Royal Navy, she sailed into the mysterious waters of the Devil's Triangle where she was destroyed by the crew of ghosts led by Armando Salazar.
History[edit | edit source]
It is unknown when the Ruddy Rose was built, but she originally served as a Dutch merchant vessel. However, by 1751 the ship was stolen by the infamous pirate Bonnet. The theft was eventually discovered by the British Royal Navy, and the warship Monarch was sent to chase the pirates across the Caribbean Sea. In an attempt to escape, the Rose sailed into the mysterious uncharted waters of the Devil's Triangle, a place surrounded with gigantic reefs and covered in eternal darkness. During the chase the Rose was flying the black pirate flag, which turned out to be a fatal mistake. When she entered the Triangle, the Rose was attacked by the ghosts of the Spanish sailors whose ship, the Silent Mary, was destroyed decades earlier in the same waters. The undead pirate hunters quickly slaughtered the entire pirate crew, and the Rose sank to the bottom of the sea, leaving only a few floating debris and the pirate flag on the surface.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The ship was identified as the Ruddy Rose in the film's novelization. However, the ship's name was never mentioned in the film.
- In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales the Ruddy Rose was portrayed by the same prop that played at least three other pirate ships - the Red Dragon, the Queen Anne's Revenge and the Wicked Wench/Black Pearl.
- When Henry Turner looks at the ship with a piece of mirror the pirate flag is flying from the mainmast. A few moments later when Officer Cole looks at the ship with his spyglass the flag is flying from the stern flagstaff.
- In the film's novelization during the chase the Ruddy Rose strikes her colors in an attempt to surrender. When the crew of the Monarch continues firing at the pirate ship, the Rose sails into the Devil's Triangle.
- Jeremy Love's concept artwork shows the Ruddy Rose as a 60-gun warship flying the pirate flag historically attributed to the notorious pirate captain Edward England. In the film and its novelization she is described as a barque.
- The Dutch name of this ship would be Blozende Roos.
- In Jeff Nathanson's 2013 early draft of the Dead Men Tell No Tales script at the beginning of the film the HMS Monarch was engaged in a battle with the French Royal Navy ship the Courageux. The British gained the upper hand, heavily damaging the Courageux, prompting the French captain, Thurot, to order his crew to strike the colors.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
|Merchant ships in Pirates of the Caribbean|
|Pirate ships in Pirates of the Caribbean|