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Samuel Bellamy (also known as Black Sam) was a pirate operating in the Caribbean Sea. Though his career as a pirate captain lasted less than a year, Bellamy and his crew captured more than 50 ships before his death.

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Samuel Bellamy was born in Devonshire in England. The early days of his pirate career are unclear but he was probably involved in attacks on the camps of salvors working on the wrecks of the Spanish 1715 treasure fleet, off Florida's east coast. These raids were led by the pirate Henry Jennigs, so Bellamy may have served with him.

By 1716 Bellamy had reached pirate port of Nassau, where he sailed with the pirate Benjamin Hornigold, whose crew included Edward "Blackbeard" Teach. Hornigold had a degree of conscience, and his small pirate fleet fell apart in August 1716 when he refused to attack British merchant ships. Bellamy and Blackbeard decided to go their own way and Bellamy was elected captain of Hornigold's former sloop, the Mary Anne.

For the rest of the year, Bellamy cruised off the Virgin Islands accompanied by another ship comanded by the French pirate Olivier Levasseur "La Bouche".

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