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Back in the day, if someone took your ship they were either doing so under the auspices of a country (privateer) or for their own benefit (pirate, buccaneer, corsair, etc.)...either way, whomever it was, you will probably find him (or her) listed here...
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Takanobu Matsura

aka: Taqua Nombo
bornactivedied
15291540s-1560s1599, Apr 1
a 16th-century Japanese samurai and 25th hereditary lord of the Matsura clan of Hirado. He was one of the most powerful feudal lords of Kyushu and one of the first to allow trading with Europeans, particularly the Portuguese, through whom he amassed great profits in the import of western firearms. He was also an early host and patron to the Jesuits, who he h...
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Jacque Alexander Tardy

bornactivedied
17671817-18271827, Jun 15
an unsuccessful and atypical pirate who usually poisoned his victims. Most known for his last act of piracy of the brig Crawford. He wore a blue velvet frock coat, carried a cane and was small of stature with fine features and a dark complexion. At the time of his death he had grey hair and wore dentures.
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Jacques Tavernier

aka: Le Lyonnais
bornactivedied
16251664-16731673
a French privateer and buccaneer supposedly active in the Caribbean during the mid-17th century. His existence has since been disputed among modern historians as little to no pre-19th century evidence exists prior to his entry in Appleton's Cyclopedia in 1889. He first arrived in the West Indies as a member of French privateering expeditions in the Gulf of M...
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Captain John Taylor [2]

bornactivedied
unknown1719-1723unknown
a pirate who lived in the early 18th century. He was Edward England's quartermaster and popular with the crew due to his violent disposition. Taylor was responsible for the vote that removed Edward England from command. After that Taylor continued to cruise and captured Arabian and European prizes off the Indian coast.
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William Taylor

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
One of Captain Phillips's crew. Wounded in the leg while attempting to desert. There being no surgeon on board, a consultation was held over the patient by the whole crew, and these learned men were unanimous in agreeing that the leg should be amputated. Some dispute then arose as to who should act the part of surgeon, and at length the carpenter was chosen ...
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Edward Teach

aka: Edward Thatch, Edward Thach, Edward Thache, BlackBeard, Drummond
bornactivedied
1680/811713-17181718, Nov 22
a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies. Although little is known about his early life, he was probably born in Bristol, England. He may have been a sailor on privateer ships during Queen Anne's War before settling on the Bahamian island of New Providence, a base for Captain Benjamin Horni...
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Robert Teague

bornactivedied
unknown1720sunknown
A Scotch pirate, one of Captain Gow's crew. On May 26th, 1725, the crew were tried in London and found guilty and sentenced to death, except Teague and two others who were acquitted.
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John Templeton

bornactivedied
1691 ca1703-17431750 ca
an English cabin boy and worked pirate in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The Charles, led by Captain Daniel Plowman. The Charles sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ...
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Thomas Tew

aka: Too
bornactivedied
unknown1692-16951695, Sep
a 17th-century English privateer-turned-pirate. Although he embarked on only two major piratical voyages, and met a bloody death on the latter journey, Tew pioneered the route which became known as the Pirate Round. Many other famous pirates, including Henry Every and William Kidd, would follow in Tew's path. Much of what is known about Tew is derived from C...
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Thomas Thingylyn

borndied
unknownunknown


Captain John Thomas [1]

bornactivedied
1540 ca1560-15781578 ca
English captain and pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robberies expeditions to the Caribbean. Together plundered many Spanish ships, towns and villages. He was the captain of the ship in the fleet MARYGOLD Vice Admiral Francis Drake on a trip around the world. Set sail in December 1577 in the Caribbean and al...
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John Thomas [2]

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
From Jamaica. Crew member of Revenge/Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. Hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, November 8, 1718…..Vessel: the bark Marigold
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Captain Thompson

borndied
unknownunknown
A renegade pirate who joined the Barbary corsairs, becoming a Mohammedan. Commanded a pirate vessel, and was taken prisoner off the coast of Ireland by an Elizabethan ship. Hanged at Wapping.
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Richard Thurbar

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17441744 ca
an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The Charles, led by Captain Daniel Plowman. The Charles sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ships. Not...
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Captain Thurston

bornactivedied
unknown1660s-1670sunknown
Buccaneer. Of Tortuga Island. Refused to accept the Royal offer of pardon of 1670, when all commissions to privateer on the Spanish were revoked. Thurston, with a mulatto, Diego, using obsolete commissions issued by the late Governor of Jamaica, Modyford, continued to prey upon Spanish shipping, carrying their prizes to Tortuga.
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Captain Joseph Thwaites

bornactivedied
unknown1760s-17971797
Coxswain to Captain Hood, he was promoted in 1763 to be a midshipman in H.M.S. Zealous, cruising in the Mediterranean. Putting into Algiers, Thwaites was sent ashore by the captain to buy some sheep, but did not return to the boat and, it being supposed he had been assassinated, the ship sailed without him. The fact was that young Thwaites, who spoke Turkish...
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John Tomkins

bornactivedied
1700 ca1720s1723
Of Gloucestershire. Hanged at the age of 23 at Rhode Island in 1723. One of Charles Harris's crew.
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Dennis Topping

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
He shipped on board the sloop Buck at Providence in 1718, in company with Anstis and other famous pirates. Was killed at the taking of a rich Portuguese ship off the coast of Brazil.
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Captain Townley

bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
A buccaneer who in the year 1684 was one of the mixed English and French fleet blockading Panama. On this occasion, he commanded a ship with a crew of 180 men. By the next year the quarrels between the English had reached such a pitch that Townley and Swan left Davis and sailed in search of their French friends. In May, 1685, Townley was amongst the company ...
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Captain Tristian

aka: Tristrian
bornactivedied
unknown1681-1682unknown
a French buccaneer. In the year 1681 William Dampier, with other malcontents, broke away from Captain Sharp and marched on foot across the Isthmus of Darien. After undergoing terrible hardships for twenty-two days, the party arrived on the Atlantic seaboard, to...
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Assan Trompetter

borndied
unknownunknown
Seventeenth century corsair. Attacked by a Dutch Man-of-war and executed at sea.


Cross-listed in Naval

Kristoffer Trondson

aka: Kristoffer Rustung
bornactivedied
1500 ca1535-1550s1565
a squire, admiral, feudal overlord in Norway and Denmark, privateer captain and pirate. Kristoffer served Archbishop Olav Engelbrektsson, the interregnum leader of Norway, in the last years of the Kalmar Union. Operated in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Gave up piracy in 1542 and eventually became admiral of the Danish Fleet.
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Cross-listed in Naval

Thomas Truxtun

aka: Truxton
bornactivedied
1755, Feb 171775-17831822, May 5
an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi-War with France and the First Barbary War in North Africa. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he ...
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Matthew Tryer

bornactivedied
unknown1699unknown
A Carolina pirate, accused and acquitted on a charge of having captured a sloop belonging to Samuel Salters of Bermuda in 1699.
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Shap-'ng Tsai

borndied
unknown1611


Robert Tucker

bornactivedied
unknown1681 caunknown
From Jamaica. Crew member of Revenge/Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. Hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, November 8, 1718.
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Captain Tuckerman

borndied
unknownunknown
Sailed with Captain Porter in the West Indies. Captain Johnson gives an account of the meeting between these two pirate novices and the great Captain Roberts at Hispaniola.
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Samuel Tully

borndied
unknownunknown


Captain Richard Turnley

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
A New Providence pirate who received the general pardon from Captain Woodes Rogers in 1718. When, a little later, the scandal of Captain Rackam's infatuation for Anne Bonny<...
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