Warm weather made the alcoholic cargo release gas, causing cargo barrels to explode and the crew to abandon ship.
The crew sampled the cargo and, drunk, washed overboard during a gale.
The crew’s African American men revolted, killing the rest of the crew prior to abandoning ship.
The cuts to the ship’s bow unbalanced her, making her impossible to steer, and the crew abandoned ship.
The Queen Anne’s Revenge
Inaccurate nautical charts
Many of the passengers could not swim
Ineffective life preservers
Pistols, the carpenter, tea, and sugar
Chickens, extra clothing, sea chests, and the ship’s logs
Cutlasses, hogs, books, and navigational tools
Shipping route documents, grog, currency, and a Bible
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