Blackbeard Cannon Retrieved From Blackbeard Ship wreck (Video)

By on Oct 27, 2011 in Archaelogy, Science Comments
Blackbeard cannon

Blackbeard cannon
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A Blackbeard cannon was retrieved by archeologists from the wreckage of the sunken legendary Queen Anne’s Revenge ship on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

The 12th Blackbeard cannon retrieved, weighing about 2,000 pounds and eight feet in length, was raised off the North Carolina coast, according to reports by several international news sites. It was reportedly covered with cement-like shell of sand, salt and sea life.

Blackbeard took control of a French slave ship in 1717 which he renamed as Queen Anne’s Revenge. He was granted pardon, but returned to piracy and was killed by British Royal Navy volunteers in November 1718.

Many artifacts were already retrieved by researchers from the Blackbeard shipwreck site. Among the items retrieved include shackles, concreted bar shot, crystal wine glass and more. The location of the Blackbeard ship was first spotted by Florida-based Intersal Inc.

Reports say that the Blackbeard cannon will be taken to the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in East Carolina University.

Below is a telegraphtv YouTube video of the Blackbeard cannon retrieval operation.

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