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Destroyed by the Black Pearl
The Princess was a British merchant vessel. While sailing on the Caribbean Sea, the heavily-armed vessel was attacked by the crew of a haunted ghost ship with black sails, the Black Pearl. The burning wreckage and a young Will Turner, the only survivor of the attack, would be found by the crew of the HMS Dauntless.
Not much is known of this merchant ship's history, only that while sailing through the Caribbean Sea, the ship was attacked by the crew of the Black Pearl, under the command of Hector Barbossa. The cursed pirates attacked the vessel while searching for the last of 882 pieces of Aztec gold—given to young Will Turner by his father, Bootstrap Bill, and carried by the boy during the voyage. The Pearl struck the ship's powder magazine, causing it to explode, killing all on board except Turner, who was able to survive the attack and was seen floating on a piece of shipwreck before being rescued by the crew of the HMS Dauntless. After rescuing young Will, the Dauntless crew saw the wreck of the merchant vessel.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The ship is named in a German novelization of The Curse of the Black Pearl by Wolfgang and Rebecca Hohlbein. Considering it does not appear in the English version, it is unknown if the name is canon.
- This ship was portrayed by the destroyed HMS Interceptor set.
- In The Curse of the Black Pearl when the crew of the HMS Dauntless saves Will Turner from drowning a torn Union Jack can be seen floating not far away from the Princess. In real-world history, the use of the Union Jack at sea was limited to military vessels. In 1674 all British merchant vessels were specifically ordered to fly Saint George's Cross or the red flag with Saint George's Cross in the upper left canton.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (junior novelization)
Notes and referencesEdit
|Merchant ships in Pirates of the Caribbean|