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Battle of the Isla Cruces


Battle of Singapore

Skirmish off of the Isla Cruces
Kraken destroys the pearl

Search for the Dead Man's Chest




Near Isla Cruces


Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl taken to Davy Jones' Locker.


Sparrow flag

Crew of the Black Pearl
Crew of the Flying Dutchman

Captain Jack Sparrow
Will Turner
Joshamee Gibbs

Davy Jones


Elizabeth Swann
About 90 crewmen

The Kraken


Jack Sparrow
Almost all of the crewmen

The Kraken injured

"It's after you, not the ship. It's not us. This is the only way, don't you see? I'm not sorry."
Elizabeth Swann to Jack Sparrow about Jack being handcuffed to the mast.[src]

The Skirmish off of the Isla Cruces was a battle between the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman, which was later supported by the Kraken.


Attack of the Flying Dutchman

"Oi, Fishface! Lose something? Eh, Scungili! *falls down stairs* Got it! Come to negotiate, eh, have you, you slimy git? Look what I got. *sings* I've got a jar of dirt! I've got a jar of dirt! And guess what's inside it?!"
"...Hard to starboard.
Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones.[src]
Sea Fight Isla Cruces 2

The Dutchman submerges.

After escaping from the Isla Cruces with Jack Sparrow believing he had Davy Jones' heart in possession, the Flying Dutchman came out of the sea and attacked the Black Pearl with cannon fire, after Sparrow taunted Jones with his Jar of dirt. When Sparrow realized the Dutchman was about to broadside them, he sounded a flight. Using the advantage of the wind, the Black Pearl was able to escape the Flying Dutchman, though the Dutchman tried to slow the Pearl with its Chase guns.

Davy Jones then called off the pursuit and ordered the Kraken to be summoned and destroy the Black Pearl.

The Kraken

First attack

"What is it?"
"The Kraken.
Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner[src]

The Kraken attached itself to the Black Pearl, but with Will Turner's knowledge of the Kraken's technique of attack, he ordered the crew to fire the cannons at the exact time in a double broadside, injuring the Kraken.

Second attack

"Did we kill it?"
"No. We just made it angry.
Marty and Joshamee Gibbs about their second attempt to kill the Kraken.[src]
Sea Fight Isla Cruces 22

The Kraken attacks the Black Pearl.

While the crew prepared for another attack, Jack Sparrow left the Pearl on the last remaining longboat. Elizabeth Swann noticed Jack's departure, deeming him a coward, before the Kraken unleashed another attack, breaking through the sides of the ships, knocking the cannons about the lower decks and pulling crew members out of the lower decks.

Will Turner ordered the crew to gather all of the gun powder and rum into a net and pull it up to the top of the masts in an attempt to kill the Kraken. Elizabeth Swann was to use a musket to shoot the net and destroy it at the right time. The crew managed to raise it up half way to the masts, before the Kraken damaged the system that pulls the net up, causing the net to fall a few feet, and Will got his foot stuck.

Sea Fight Isla Cruces 23

The Kraken's second defeat.

Elizabeth was ordered to take the shot while Will was cutting at the rope with his knife. She was halted however, the Kraken grabbed her leg and was going to pull her out of the ship through the Pearl's cabin, but Elizabeth was saved by the timely arrival of Pintel and Ragetti with an axe, whom chopped the Kraken's tentacle off.

Elizabeth was about to take the shot, but the musket had gotten up to the Pearl's helm, and as Elizabeth went to get it, Jack Sparrow had returned to the ship and took the shot himself, with Will escaping from the net just in time. The Kraken's tentacles were obliterated, but the Kraken wasn't killed.

Third attack

"Hello beastie."
―Jack Sparrow's last words before his death.[src]

Jack Sparrow bravely facing the Kraken.

Jack ordered the surviving crew: himself, Will, Elizabeth, Gibbs, Marty, Cotton, Cotton's parrot, Pintel, and Ragetti to abandon ship on Jack's longboat. Elizabeth however, realized that the Kraken was after Jack and not after the Pearl. Elizabeth distracted Jack by kissing him, and while she was doing that, she chained Jack to the Pearl's mast and left him to die. Elizabeth told the crew that Jack planned to stay behind to give them a chance.

Jack managed to free himself from the shackles, but not before the Kraken came back, and opened it's mouth at the top deck of the Pearl. Jack realized he couldn't escape this battle, so he pulled out his sword and charged at the Kraken. The Kraken then detained Jack and pulled the Black Pearl to Davy Jones' Locker, with its captain onboard. The surviving crew of the Pearl watched the ship going down, along with their captain.

"Jack Sparrow, our debt is settled."
Davy Jones[src]

On the deck of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones declared Jack's debt settled. He then ordered the crew to open the Dead Man's Chest to see his heart, but it was gone, as it had been stolen by James Norrington on the Isla Cruces.


Main article: War Against Piracy
"If you intend to claim these, then you must have something to trade. Do you have the compass?"
"Better…the heart of Davy Jones.
Cutler Beckett and James Norrington[src]

Adrift at sea, James Norrington would soon be picked up by a ship of the East India Trading Company, which would take him to Port Royal. Once the ship made port, Norrington was escorted to Cutler Beckett's office, where he would give Beckett what he desired above all—the heart of Davy Jones. Realizing that his plans to rid the world of piracy was a possibility, now that he has control of the Flying Dutchman.

"But if you go and brave the weird and haunted shores at World's End, then you will need a captain who knows those waters."
"...So tell me, what's become of my ship?
Tia Dalma and Hector Barbossa to the Pearl's crew[src]
Barbossa introduced

The resurrected Barbossa appears.

Meanwhile, the surviving crew of the Black Pearl retreated to Tia Dalma's Shack. She offered them comfort on the lost of the Pearl and their friend. Tia Dalma then proposed that Jack could be saved, but they would have to sail to World's End to find him. The entire crew said they would do anything to save Jack. Tia Dalma told them that if they were to go to World's End to save Jack and the Black Pearl, they would need a captain who knows those waters. A resurrected Captain Hector Barbossa then entered the room, and asked what has happened to his ship.


Notes and references

  1. The events of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest happened a few years before the events of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which are set in 1750, which sets the Skirmish off of the Isla Cruces somewhere in the middle of 1740s.

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