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The title of this article is conjectural.
The Destruction of the Edinburgh Trader was a battle between the Edinburgh Trader and the Kraken, that resulted in Will Turner's escape, and the destruction of the ship. This was also the first battle in the search for the Dead Man's Chest.
Escape with a Key
- "Master Turner, feel free to go ashore…the very next time we make port!"
- ―Davy Jones to William Turner
Will Turner, who had leeway to leave the Flying Dutchman, silently escaped the ship one night after his capture with the Key to the Dead Man's Chest in his possession. When Davy Jones found out it was missing, he quickly realized that Jack Sparrow was trying to recover the Dead Man's Chest, and gave chase to Turner.
The crew of the Edinburgh Trader found Will at sea and took him on board. As the Dutchman came up on the Trader, Jones had Bootstrap Bill Turner (Will's father) taken up on deck, so as to punish him for aiding in Will's escape. However, instead of giving Will the mercy of killing him in Ship to Ship combat, Jones used the Kraken Hammer, summoned the Kraken to destroy the Trader.
The Kraken Strikes
- "We must of hit a reef!"
- ―Quartermaster (Edinburgh Trader)
The Trader suddenly came to a halt, as the Kraken hooked on to the ship. As Captain Bellamy gave orders to the crew, he was suddenly grabbed by a giant tentacle and pulled into the sea. Bellamy was last seen screaming as the tentacle whipped him around before sucking him back under the water again, which alerted the while crew to the Kraken's presence. As the Kraken's tentacles slowly moved up the hull of the ship, the crew members of the Edinburgh Trader frantically armed themselves with Cutlasses, Pistols, Axes, and spears to try to fight off the Kraken. William Turner who had climbed up the rigging onto the main mast earlier when spotting the Dutchman was able to take in the scene from above.
The Kraken's tentacles were too strong for any of these smaller armaments, and many crewmen were grabbed. The Bursar of the ship, believing the Kraken attack was because of the widowed spirit, tried to make an offering of Elizabeth's dress but was soon snatched by a tentacle himself. The Kraken then snapped the main mast, forcing Will to jump onto the next one as it fell. Then, in one final move, the Kraken brought down two enormous tentacles onto the ship causing it to split in half. This allowed the Kraken to surface at the center of the destruction and easily drag crew members into its open mouth. Will dove into the water away from the Kraken as the final mast that he was on was snapped.
All of the crew of the Edinburgh Trader was killed, except for Will Turner. The rest of the survivors were killed by the Crew of the Flying Dutchman. In the aftermath of this, Jones ordered Bill Turner to be sent to the brig, where he would spend the next couple months, slowly merging with the ship. Will, though, silently stowed onboard the Dutchman, and when the Dutchman went off to Isla Cruces, Will went with them, intent on finding the Dead Man's Chest and Jack Sparrow.