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Ships:
  • Speaker (1700), ex-British slave guineaman, 50 cannons, 200 men, 450 tons, with George Booth
  • Speaking Trumpet, ex-slaver, 50 guns 450 tons
  • Speedy Return (1702), brigantine, unknown guns
The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
The practice of this South Sea pirate extended from Madagascar to Bengal. He commanded a good ship, the Speaker, a French vessel, owned by an English company interested in the slave trade, which Bowen had captured by a cunning ruse. He afterwards lost his sh...
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Treasure:
  • 1700, with The Speaker, takes £100,000 from an unknown ship on the Red Sea
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