Benjamin Hornigold

  • Piracy
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Born in England around 1680, Hornigold's career lasted only from 1715 to 1718. He managed to make quite a name for himself during that time. A well known “Prize Taker”, Hornigold also worked as a “Pirate Hunter” for a time. Serving his early life on Merchant Ships, he started his Pirate “trade” in 1713. Showing bravery and skill, he would eventually command his own Ship by 1715. He is also credited as being a “Founding Father” of “The Pirate Republic”. Hornigold worked closely with legendary Pirate Captain Edward Teach (aka “Blackbeard”). Receiving a Royal Pardon in 1719, Hornigold set about hunting his former Allies for Bounty. He helped in the capture of the infamous Captains Jack Rackham and Stede Bonnet. However, Hornigold and his ship was lost in the epic 1719 Hurricane season when his vessel struck a reef in the storm and sank with no survivors.