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Hawkins death
Biographical information


Hair color



1720s, in Port Royal's shipyard



Ship(s) captained or crewed

Hawkins' ship


Weatherby Swann

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Man's Chest

Last appearance

Dead Man's Chest


Killed by Ian Mercer.[1]

"I've arranged passage to England. The captain is a friend of mine."
"No! Will's gone to find Jack!
Weatherby Swann and Elizabeth Swann[src]

Hawkins was a captain operating at the time of Lord Cutler Beckett's arrival to Port Royal. He was a friend of Governor Weatherby Swann's at the time Elizabeth Swann was imprisoned and was to help them to escape from Port Royal, but was murdered by Beckett's assistant and spy Ian Mercer.

Biography Edit

"What's happening, father?"
"There are still men loyal to me here. A ship is waiting. I have arranged a passage to England and sent a letter to the King, detailing what has happened here.
Elizabeth Swann and Weatherby Swann[src]

Not much is known about Hawkins' early life. At some unspecified point of his life, Hawkins became captain of a ship, which was docked at Port Royal. He also became good friends with Weatherby Swann, the Governor of Port Royal.[2]

Around 1729, after Lord Cutler Beckett from the East India Trading Company took control of Port Royal, Weatherby Swann struck a deal with Hawkins in order to secure passage back to England for his daughter Elizabeth, who had been imprisoned at the Fort Charles prison for helping Captain Jack Sparrow to escape from the gallows the last year. Beckett foresaw this action, however, and had Ian Mercer intercept Hawkins. Mercer murdered the captain by stabbing him in the chest, and found about his person a letter to the King of England written by—and thus incriminating—Governor Swann. Elizabeth, however, still managed to get away.[1]

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