Cannons from pirate ship recovered in Beaufort Inlet, NC

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax worked with personnel from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to recover five cannons and multiple barrel hoops from the Queen Anne’s Revenge in Beaufort Inlet, N.C., Monday.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge was the ship of the pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, for more than a year before the ship ran aground on the shoals in the inlet.

The crew of the Smilax, a 100-foot inland construction tender, worked with NCDCR divers to lift the approximately one-ton cannons aboard the Smilax using a combination of flotation bags and the ship’s crane.

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2 Comments

  1. Randy Alkins says:

    Was stationed on her in 69-70, glad to see she is still going strong.

  2. cgnews says:

    Queen of the Fleet.