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Encyclopedia > Adventure Galley

Adventure Galley was a three-mast battleship used by Captain Kidd. It weighed 287 tons and had 34 cannons and a crew of about 150. William Captain Kidd (1645–May 23, 1701) was a notorious pirate. ... A small cast-iron cannon on a carriage A cannon is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. ...

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Captain William Kidd (1472 words)
By April 1697, the Adventure Galley was heading for the island of Madagascar, which was a famous pirate haunt at the time, so Kidd's crew could recover from the long journey across the Atlantic and pick up fresh provisions.
The crew of the Adventure Galley was suffering from scurvy and plague, and as a result almost 60 men died.
He deserted the leaking Adventure Galley, transferred all of his goods and crew onto his new ship, and set sail for the nearest port to cash in part of his large booty.
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