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Bartholomew Roberts, Black Bart. The last hero of the great era of filibusters

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This article will talk about the last "hero" of the great era of filibusters - John Roberts, better known as Bartholomew Roberts or Black Bart. He was a cruel man, but at the same time, God-fearing and rather educated, a teetotaler and an opponent of gambling, he loved good music (and even kept musicians on his ship). In the list of the most successful pirates of all time, compiled in 2008 by Forbes magazine, he was in fifth place, ahead of Henry Morgan (9 place) and Edward Ticha (10).


Bartholomew Roberts, Black Bart. The last hero of the great era of filibusters

John Roberts (Robert Bartholomew, Black Bart)


Roberts began his career as a pirate in 1719 and ended in 1722 - off the Ivory Coast, in Africa. During these three years, he managed to capture more than 400 ships (researchers call the figure from 456 to 470) and received production in the amount of 32 to 50 million pounds. He even managed to write his version of the "Pirate Code" (the authors of other versions of the "pirate code" were Henry Morgan, George Lauter, Bartolomeo Portuguese - all these codes were mandatory only for members of their teams that signed this agreement).

John Roberts: The Beginning of the Way


Like Morgan, Roberts was a Welshman - he was born in 1682 in Pembrokeshire. The Roberts family could not boast of nobility or wealth. Therefore, at the age of 13 years, John was forced to get a young ship on a merchant ship. Apparently, he still managed to get some kind of education, because later on he served as a navigator on different ships. In 1718, we see him on the island of Barbados as assistant to the captain of a small sloop, and a year later he serves as the third assistant on the ship Princess, assigned to the port of London, which was engaged in transporting slaves from Africa to America.


Slave Ship “The Diligent” (Diligent)



Slave ship, scheme


In early June of that year, off the coast of Ghana, his ship met with two pirate ships - the Royal Rover (“Royal Tramp” or the wanderer, wanderer) and “Saint James”, and was captured by them. By a strange coincidence, the Welshman from Pembrokeshire Howell Davis turned out to be the commander of the pirates, who, apparently feeling his temper, took his fellow countryman to his team. However, Roberts, as we recall, was also a navigator, and sailors of this profession could always count on a good reception on corsair's ships.

Captain Davis seemed to be a great original, because he divided the crews of his ships into “Lords” and “Communes” (there was no such division on any other pirate ship). Roberts, due to his specialty, ended up in the Lords. It was then that he changed his name, taking as the "pseudonym", the name of the famous and authoritative bookwriter, filibuster Bartholomew Sharpe. The pirates reduced this new name to "Bart", adding to it the epithet "Black" - not for cruelty, as many people think, but for hair color.

According to contemporaries, Davis and Roberts quickly found a common language, and among the pirates Bart's authority grew literally before our eyes.
Meanwhile, the ships of the pirate squadron headed for the island of Principe (Gulf of Guinea).



On the way, they were lucky: they managed to capture the Dutch brig, which, among other goods, turned out to be gold worth 15 000 pounds. But on the other hand, one of the ships, Saint James, caused a serious leak, the crew of which had to switch to Royal Rover. Having reached the island, Davis invited the Portuguese Governor to his ship, hoping to keep him there and demand a ransom. But everything went wrong according to the scenario of the pirate captain, who, as a result, was killed in the ensuing skirmish. When choosing a new captain, the "Lords" (the most authoritative members of the team) unexpectedly voted for Roberts, who had been on their ship for no more than 6 weeks. Surprised Roberts at first refused such “high honor”, ​​but then said that “since he got his hands dirty in dirty water and should be a pirate, it is better to be a captain than a simple sailor.” Corsairs did not have to regret their decision. The new captain immediately ordered the shelling of Fort Principe, whose purpose was declared revenge for the deceased Davis. After this, the Royal Rover left the inhospitable island at sea, where very soon another Dutch brig and an English ship carrying black slaves were captured by pirates.


Dutch ships of the 17th century, engraving




Captain bartholomew roberts


As we recall, the pirate republic in Nassau had already ceased to exist, and the production had to be sold, so Bart sent his ship to the coast of Brazil. In September 1719, pirates approached the coast of the province of Bahia, where they suddenly saw the Portuguese flotilla: 42 merchant ships guarded by two frigates. The order to attack this caravan seemed suicidal to many, but at night one of the smaller ships was hijacked, and then it was possible to cut off one of the warships that had been boarded from the main group. The boarding team was led by Roberts himself.


Pirate with a grappling hook, tin figurine


On board this ship, among other values, was a golden cross decorated with diamonds - a gift intended for the king of Portugal.

Subsequently, a merchant sloop from Rhode Island was seized, from the skipper of which information was received about a brigantine heading here with a rich load. Landing a man on the captured 40 sloop, Roberts set off in search of this ship.


British sloop walks past the Boston lighthouse, 1717 engraving


However, it turned out that not all crew members liked the election of a newcomer: the acting assistant Walter Kennedy declared himself captain, promising the others to fairly share the rich booty so that they could "run away" with whom. He stole the Royal Rover, and Roberts then vowed that he would never take any Irish into his team.

Kennedy ended his life, just like most pirates: he was executed in London.

But back to our hero. Named the captured sloop “Fortune” (“Luck” - apparently, in spite of fate), Roberts went on it to hunt for merchant ships. Luck, indeed, was on the side of the novice corsair: he captured several more ships, and then safely realized the production in the ports of New England. From there, in the summer of 1720, he went to the coast of Newfoundland, where he very quickly captured 26 ships. They said that during the attack, the musicians on board his ship would certainly perform some warlike tune - do you remember that Roberts was a great music lover?


Pirates hijack an American ship. Illustration from Cassell's Illustrated History of England


Bart’s reputation already at that time was such that when his 10 cannon sloop (the same one - “Luck”) entered the Trepassey Bay (Newfoundland) to the sound of music, the sailors of the 22's ships standing there simply jumped into the water giving him the opportunity to calmly and slowly rush their ships. Roberts captured the 18 cannon whaleboat and the French frigate with the 28 guns on board, which he made the flagship of his squadron, giving it the name "Royal Fortune" ("Royal Fortune").

The Caribbean Adventures of Black Bart



Port in the Caribbean. Dutch engraving, around 1700. In the foreground - pirates on the shore and pinas


From the shores of North America, Roberts wanted to go to Africa, but adverse weather conditions and the lack of fresh water made him return. In the fall of 1720, he came to the Caribbean Sea, luck again accompanied him, and fame reached its limit.

Initially, he attacked the harbor of St. Kitts, captured one ship there and burned several others.


Bartholomew Roberts on a postage stamp of St. Christopher and Nevis Islands


Then, already at sea, in just four days - from 28 to 31 of October, he captured and robbed 15 of French and English ships. On the courage, Roberts tried to seize the French island of Martinique, but the landing operation was unsuccessful. The governors of French Martinique and English Barbados joined forces in an attempt to capture the elusive corsair. Roberts was so indignant at the “impudence and audacity” of these representatives of the official authorities that he changed the flag on his ship: now it was a black canvas depicting a pirate standing on two turtles, one of which symbolized the governor of Martinique, and the other - Barbados.


The first flag of the ship is Bartholomew Roberts. According to many authors, the image symbolized the contempt of his team for death: a pirate drinking for his death



Second flag of Bartholomew Roberts: on a black background is a pirate with a naked saber standing on the heads of the governors of Barbados (AVN, “A Barbados Head”) and Martinique (AMS, “A Martinique's Head”)


At the beginning of 1721, the 32 boarded a cannon slave frigate under the Dutch flag. He sent this ship to Martinique, in view of the harbor by his people, with the help of flags, an invitation was sent to the island of Saint Lucia, where, supposedly, a sale of slaves at extremely low prices would take place. Roberts' hopes for the greed of the French planters came true: 15 ships went to sea and were captured or burned by a pirate squadron. A particularly valuable “prize” was the 18-gun ship “Brigantine”, to which Roberts rightly gave a new name - “Great Luck”.


Caribbean Pirate, Painted Tin Figurine


In April 1721, Bartholomew Roberts captured the 50-gun frigate of the governor of Martinique, whom he, fulfilling his promise, hanged on a rail. This ship became the new flagship of the pirate squadron. The name of Bart's flagship has remained unchanged: Royal Fortune.


Royal Fortune ship by Bartholomew Roberts and 2 version of the flag of this pirate


Last trip to Africa


Africa still beckoned Roberts, to its shores he went immediately after the capture of the governor's frigate. At his disposal were 2 large ships: “Royal Luck” with a crew of 228 people, 48 of which were blacks, and “Big Luck”, on board which were 140 sailors, including 40 blacks. And here история with the riot of the crew of one of the ships, it suddenly repeated: Thomas Enstis, captain of "Great Luck", a veteran of the Roberts team, who had inherited him from Howell Davis, took his ship away from him. Bart again did not pursue the traitors, he continued on his way, and luck did not change him: four ships were captured, three of which were burned, while the fourth, renamed “Little Ranger”, replaced the ship of Enstis.

In June 1721, the pirates approached the shores of Africa, another frigate was captured here, also attached to their squadron. Roberts was apparently tired of inventing new names for the captured ships, and perhaps he decided that it was impossible to give this frigate a better name than the Royal Fortune. And now in his squadron were two "Royal Luck." 6 slave ships were seized off Nigeria and the Ivory Coast, and 11 were seized off the coast of Benin. One of the newly captured frigates became the new flagship of the squadron - Roberts called it "Ranger" ("Tramp").

You probably remember that the name of the first ship of Bart, which he got from Davis - “Royal Rover”, can be translated as “Royal tramp”. Now in the Roberts squadron there were as many as two “Tramps”, which may indicate some sentimentality of this pirate.
Roberts now did not rob the captured ships, but took a ransom from the captains. Only one of the owners of these ships, a certain Portuguese, refused to pay, and two of his ships were burned. In August 1721, the pirates even managed to capture the city of Onslow (in what is now Liberia), which was the headquarters of the Royal African Company.

Roberts was about to go to Brazil to realize the captured values, however, in his misfortune, two English military frigates approached the shores of Africa. One of them - "Swallow" ("Swallow"), captured the flagship of the pirate squadron - "Ranger", which rashly attacked the British, mistaking him for a merchant ship. Roberts was not on the “Tramp”: at the “Royal Fortune” he attacked and captured another “merchant” at that time. But this was the last success of the famous corsair.

The death of the last hero of a great era


Most likely, many remember the ironic “Song about the dangers of drinking” from the Soviet cartoon “Treasure Island”:
"Lords, sirs, peers,
Know the sense of proportion
Avoid drinking -
You are trapped.
A short path awaits us
And the stronger the whiskey
All the more so, sirs, there will be your days. ”


When the Swallows appeared, most of the pirates were drunk. This circumstance causes some bewilderment, because we remember that Roberts was a supporter of a “healthy lifestyle” and forbade drinking on his ships. This contradiction is easily explained: the pirates drank on the shore, where the captain's power was significantly weakened. He could leave some kind of “abuser” on the shore, taking a new sailor in his place, but forbidding his subordinates to “recover from stress” outside the ship was not in his power.


Bartholomew Bart team feasting on Calabar River



Calabar River, Nigeria


At first, drunken pirates even mistook the Swallow for the “Tramp” returning with booty. Having lost precious time, the three remaining pirate ships nevertheless set sail. It is said that in his last battle, Roberts went in a scarlet camisole, silk breeches and a dandy hat with a red feather. His chest was decorated with a gold chain with a cross studded with diamonds, a sword in his hand, and two pistols behind his belt. Alas, already the second volley of the English defeated Black Bart, standing on the captain’s bridge. If not for his early death, perhaps the outcome of the battle would have been different. The death of Roberts, who, until then, was considered an invulnerable lucky man, demoralized his subordinates.

Left without a captain, the pirates soon surrendered to the British, but, before that, carrying out Bart's last will, they wrapped his body in a piece of canvas and threw it into the water. Captivity was escaped by some pirates of the "Little Tramp" who, together with their captain, reached the shore in a boat. The rest were taken to Ghana, where the court sentenced to death 44 of them, 37 were sent to hard labor, but 74, for some reason, were acquitted - they probably managed to prove that they were “recruited” from other ships by force and nothing they did not manage to commit especially illegal. Black pirates, who, as we recall, were also in the Roberts team, were sold into slavery. The captain of the "Swallows", Chaloner Ogl, received the title of knight for this battle, and later he rose to the rank of admiral.

So Bartholomew Roberts died, about whom they said that he was the last great pirate of the "Golden Age" of corsairs of the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean.


Black Bart on a coin in 1 dollar, Tuvalu



Bartholomew Roberts, Bahamas Postage Stamp


In the XI chapter of the novel “Treasure Island” L. Stevenson speaks about this:
“A scientific surgeon amputated my leg - he went to college and knew all Latin by heart ... He was lifted up like a dog to dry in the sun ... next to others. Those were the people of Roberts, and they died because they changed the names of their ships. Today the ship is called Royal Happiness, and tomorrow it’s somehow different. And in our opinion - as the ship was christened, so it should always be called. We did not change the name "Kassandra", and she safely delivered us home from Malabar after England captured the Viceroy of India. "Walrus", Flint's old ship, did not change his nickname. "


The era of filibusters steadily went to its sunset. There were less and less land plots uninhabited and beyond the control of the authorities of any country. More and more warships appeared in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. The sea was no longer hospitable, and the land, not only on the mainland, but also on the islands of the West Indies, was literally burning under the feet of corsairs. Every year they became less and less, until, finally, piracy became the destiny of lonely doomed to quick destruction. But what happened to Nassau and the other islands of the Archipelago after Britain took control of New Providence?

Bahamas after the Pirates


At the end of the 18th century, New Providence, like the other islands of the Archipelago, was attacked by the Spaniards who occupied the Bahamas in 1781, but in July 1783, the British regained their power over them.

Nassau was also attacked by the Americans, who in March 1776, even before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, attacked this city with the aim of capturing weapons and gunpowder evacuated there by the Virginia authorities.


Landing of Americans at Nassau, 3-4 March 1776


This raid is considered to be the first US Marine Corps operation in the United States. In her honor, the name "Nassau" at different times received 2 US warships.


The landing ship of the US Navy "Nassau"


During the American Revolutionary War, about 7 thousand loyalists moved to the Bahamas.

In 1973, the city of Nassau became the capital of a new state - the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, which is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.


Coat of arms of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, approved in 1971 by Queen Elizabeth II. Marlin and flamingos support the shield, which depicts the rising sun and the ship personifying the "Santa Maria" - the caravel of Christopher Columbus. At the top of the shield is a royal helmet, typical of the former British colonies, a sea shell and branches of a coconut palm. Below is the motto: “Together forward, higher and further.”



Coat of arms of the island of New Providence



Nassau city


Currently, there are about 275 000 people living in Nassau. The city receives many tourists, especially a lot of them come in the "dry" season - from November to April. In addition, almost every day, huge cruise ships enter Nassau's harbor. About the turbulent "filibuster" past of Nassau and the New Providence Island, only a small pirate museum on the corner of George and Marlboro Streets now recalls.

At the Pirate Museum, Nassau:





Another popular building that is usually associated with the era of filibusters - Fort Charlotte, in fact, was built much later - during the time of George III, in 1788.


Charlotte Fort, Nassau



Charlotte Fort, Nassau, aerial view



The cannons of the old fortress are now looking towards the cruise liner in the port of Nassau
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  1. Phil77
    Phil77 1 September 2019 07: 07
    +8
    Thank you Valery! That bastard died beautifully, during the battle, on his ship, on the bridge!
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 10: 07
      +1
      Well, purely Nelson or Makarov! laughing
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 23
        +2
        Vo! Anton! They caught the essence, how does the general differ from the admiral? The general sends soldiers into battle, and the admiral leads!
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 1 September 2019 12: 33
          +2
          This is not me, this is Pikul, who wrote about the difference between the perception of battle between soldiers and sailors. The first think: we were sent. Second: we were led.
          "We were told: we need" height "and do not spare cartridges,
          Vaughn swept the second "star" for your shoulder straps "(c)
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 37
            +1
            I do not agree. It seems to me that phrase played up to him, sparkled!
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 1 September 2019 12: 43
              +2
              Probably. Just Pikul poured it into the printed syllable.
              1. Phil77
                Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 48
                +1
                But it’s hard to disagree! In general, as a popularizer of history, he achieved a lot, I met him from the novel * Favorite * back in * Roman newspaper *.
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 1 September 2019 13: 00
                  +1
                  The first time I also read "Favorite" in "Roman-Gazeta", my parents wrote it out. By the way, I read "Moonlight Rainbow" in the same place!
            2. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 1 September 2019 12: 56
              +2
              You see, the naval tradition differs from country to country. If we have the navy's motto "I'm dying but not surrendering," the British have "the king has a lot."
              Infantry is another matter. The true "big battalions" replaced the Swiss mercenaries and reiters, and only the second half of WWI revealed the elite of the ground forces.
              1. Phil77
                Phil77 1 September 2019 13: 06
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                Correction: * I am dying, but I do not give up *, not the Navy, but the Navy! The elite of the ground units? Curious, who will you name?
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 1 September 2019 13: 10
                  +1
                  German assault units.
                  On the first. And what, now Russia has a fleet ???
                  1. Phil77
                    Phil77 1 September 2019 13: 20
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                    Quote: 3x3zsave
                    German assault units.
                    On the first. And what, now Russia has a fleet ???

                    Nothing but the units of the grenadiers! And the fleet? Well, let’s come to the conclusion that he was, is and will be. The question, of course, is how the current * rulers * of Russia see him (forgive me, but I like this Russia! Something epic evokes!), And what tasks do they set for it?
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 13: 40
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                      And Peter Alekseevich set the task for the fleet: "The fleet is to take risks", otherwise Georgy Konstantinovich with his own: "the fleet is an expensive toy" was right!
                      Russia lost this game in all positions. Alas.
                      1. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 17
                        +1
                        Anton! Yes, stop it, well, when let me ask you, we really had an ocean fleet? I would venture to answer, during the time of Leonid Brezhnev. All, excuse me! Ushakov’s breakthrough operations were there, but within the framework of general operations * which should be allowed *. Alas! Alas! The ocean fleet we had only in the 70s!
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 14: 45
                        +1
                        I will not stop. The fleet recreated at national kopeks by 1914 was squandered in vain.
                    2. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 14: 02
                      0
                      No, not like that. The assault units of the German army were formed on a voluntary basis from active war veterans. By the way, this was a breakthrough in military thought and propaganda.
                      1. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 22
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                        Again I do not agree with you! Against the backdrop of a positional war? What are the parts of * special forces *? Well, what are you, Anton! The disruptive action of the military on foot is one, and this is the tanks !!!! This was a highlight, it was a breakthrough! If, of course, we exclude the actions of Andrei (Olga ) cavalry, but this is the past!
  2. Olgovich
    Olgovich 1 September 2019 07: 30
    +4
    A beautiful, high-quality series about the romantic, full of both adventure and the cruelty of the time.

    Thanks to the author hi
  3. Basil50
    Basil50 1 September 2019 08: 23
    0
    Thanks to the author.
    This is just an example of how out of frank meanness one can create something literary, with claims to romance and nobility.
    Most of all this experience in the French and British. But the Balts with the Poles are trying and the Hungarians-Romanians.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 1 September 2019 09: 31
      +4
      So this is a story! Moreover, things happened somewhere far away. Once upon a time. Is there still no romance again? And what about American gangsters of the 20-30's? * The Godfather *, * The man with the scar *? And of course the crown of everything * Once in America *! The best film on this subject (of course, this is solely my opinion, as well as the fact that the book based on which this magnificent film was made is weaker). But what a long way to go, remember our heroes * nineties *! * Gangster Petersburg * and of course * Brigade *! Another fifty years will pass and the affairs of our * pirates * will sparkle with other colors, and even mantism will appear!
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 09: 44
        +2
        "It's just a pity,
        At this time beautiful
        You don’t have to live
        Neither me nor you "(c)
        Good morning, Sergey!
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 1 September 2019 09: 48
          +2
          I greet you Anton! * Times do not choose, they live and die in them *.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 1 September 2019 09: 55
            +3
            Yes Yes.
            "Take me back to my time. Hiroshima, July 1945."
            (I think Paul Anderson, "Time Patrol" cycle)
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 1 September 2019 10: 00
              +3
              Not really! * Tahiti, Tahiti! We are fed well here too! *
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 1 September 2019 10: 09
                +2
                Well, your will, master! laughing
          2. Catfish
            Catfish 1 September 2019 11: 11
            +2
            "About times, about morals!" (FROM).

            hello, Sergey hi .
            Times are not chosen, they live and die in them *.
            I was born at one time, I live in another, but I die the devil knows what. The irony of fate without any steam. request
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 28
              +2
              Hello Comrade Konstantin! But the devil-Chinese are right! * God forbid living during a time of change! * Well, this is a common sense.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 1 September 2019 12: 34
                +3
                This is understandable, but somehow not easier. In Moscow, the hell is going on and "the authorities are already calling military units loyal to the throne to the capital" (C). Not the state, but some kind of freak show.
                1. Phil77
                  Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 44
                  +1
                  And if you dream up, in a hundred or three hundred years our descendants will make a film (I hope that there will be no global cataclysms), or whatever they will be called about our Japons, Sylvesters, Shakro, Soldiers. Where romanticism, heroism and cruelty will be romanticized! Red jackets, beemvuhs, shotguns, Kalashnikovs and other firearms. And what about without zloty chains?! Multi-kilogram?!?!
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 1 September 2019 13: 30
                    +3
                    So they are being removed about them now, but to the point, sheer mediocrity and cheapness. And they are not worth it, in my opinion, neither to you of romance, nor to the Caribbean. Yes, but there are tanks, i.e. were. I remember how they fired at the White House, our glasses in the buffet are ringing, the house is almost on the waterfront. It would be fun if it were not for puddles of blood.
                    1. Phil77
                      Phil77 1 September 2019 13: 44
                      +1
                      Opa-pa! So you with Dorogomilovki?
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 13: 50
                        +1
                        No, I'm from Smolenka. This is the last time, but in general all my life on Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
                      2. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 13: 54
                        +1
                        Where is ????????? Yes, I was born on Samotyok !!!! Troitskaya Street, one-first house on the left if you go up to Trinity! This is so damn damn it!
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 14: 36
                        +1
                        I had a house at 32 Tsvetnoy, a seven-story building between "Narva" and "Literaturnaya gazeta", I lived on the sixth.
                      4. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 16: 26
                        +1
                        Seven-story building? Does it look like you lived in the alleys? Although stop !, What am I talking about? The seven-story building is next to * literature *, if you go to the ring, right? Well, edrit, countrymen !!!!!!
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 17: 28
                        0
                        And if from the Ring to the center along the boulevard, then the second house on the left. The first was the unforgettable Narva tavern, popularly known as Lyarva, a branch of Uzbek.
                        Of course fellow countrymen, and even what! drinks
                      6. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 03
                        +1
                        Konstantin! It’s just like asking you, didn’t you go to the 50th school (German)? I studied there just before moving to Vostochny Biryulyovo, 72. They gave a separate apartment to Bate and moved from the communal apartment. Yes, and the house walked under the demolition. This is not a flood!
                      7. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 14: 40
                        +1
                        I studied in the 232nd on Trubnaya, then in the TLP (College of Light Industry) for the State Circus, then the army.
                        By the way, it was still decoded as the College of Easy Behavior, almost one girl was a raspberry. laughing
                      8. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 50
                        +1
                        Ё? Ё! I don’t know about 232, we had some 200 English nearby, and after school I entered the Polytechnic also behind the circus, but I didn’t enter -mathematics- * 3 *, Russian- * 5 *, average point 9. Something related to exploration.
                      9. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 51
                        +1
                        Location area cinema * Forum *.
                      10. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 14: 55
                        +1
                        Oh, and only the devils were not worn throughout the city. smile
                      11. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 58
                        +1
                        So you did not answer. Where did you live on Tsvetnoy ????
                2. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 1 September 2019 13: 54
                  +2
                  Hammer, Konstantin!
                  "Chukchi" anecdote.
                  The Chukchi is asked what power is (they do not specifically use adjectives so as not to attract hamsters)
                  -Taiga, the Chukchi answers.
                  -Why????
                  -You understand, at the top it is noisy, and below it is quiet, quiet!
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 1 September 2019 14: 43
                    +1
                    "I put the charge into the gun tightly", but then a friend came to me, "wait, brother musyu." drinks
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 30
                      +1
                      "Wait a minute, brother, Mewsier.
                      Why are these disputes?
                      Leave these conversations
                      And we will crush the "joint" at all! "
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 17: 31
                        +2
                        In nature, I am for the traditional relaxon - a glass for a snack. drinks )))
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 18: 00
                        +1
                        Then Jamaica does not shine for you!
                        "There will be enough sensors for everyone,
                        While reggae sounds "(c)
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 18: 47
                        +1
                        I think Allan Selito had a book called Ragtime, haven't you read it?
                      4. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 18: 58
                        +1
                        No, I didn’t read it. Thank you, look, meanwhile, a word by ear.
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 19: 05
                        +1
                        I really liked this book, and they printed it at the time in IL.
                  2. Phil77
                    Phil77 1 September 2019 15: 00
                    +2
                    But this is probably a flood! On my part: my friend! What is your forecast for today?
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 32
                      +2
                      Sergey, is this for me?
                      1. Phil77
                        Phil77 1 September 2019 16: 22
                        +2
                        And then? Zenith-Spartak?
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 16: 25
                        +2
                        Oh no! This is not for me. "Pakhtakor" is the champion!
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 18: 46
                        +2
                        I didn’t root for anyone in my life, in my youth I was for the hockey team, but there was someone and something to root for. "And the players - until better days." (S. Vladimir Vysotsky). fellow
                      4. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 19: 18
                        +3
                        If you root for someone, it's better for the synchronized swimmer. And the girls are beautiful, and they swim well, and they constantly pull for the "gold"!
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish 1 September 2019 20: 43
                        +2
                        Who likes what request ... "Some watermelon and some pig cartilage." (FROM)
                    2. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 18: 03
                      +2
                      Meanwhile, score on a probable flood. With our fun, Corsair and I had already cracked five life-long bans.
                      1. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 1 September 2019 21: 24
                        +2
                        "And if you swear, I won't go at all" (c).
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 2 September 2019 21: 18
                        +1
                        "And he also promised that you won't" bite "with a tooth" (c)
  4. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 1 September 2019 09: 47
    +3
    "The era is burning out with a farewell bonfire,
    And we watch the shadow and light "(c)
    Many thanks, Valery, for the magnificent cycle!
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 1 September 2019 09: 58
      +2
      But Shevchuk has great songs ?! * Last fall *.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 10: 02
        +1
        Then, in general, there was a powerful leap in Russian rock music. Only "Nautilus" was "baked".
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 31
          +1
          And you know, Anton I never liked him, mournfully! Just like * Aquarium *. Not mine, I like more fun, more quiet. Here * DDT * is mine, but there is enough sense in the songs!
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 1 September 2019 14: 50
            +1
            Ha! Listen to The Celebration of Common Trouble. "Pea grains", have you heard?
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 1 September 2019 14: 52
            0
            And, yes, then you should like Kinchev ...
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 54
              +1
              No, I insist on * DDT *. Favorite St. Petersburg group!
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 06
                +1
                Shevchuk is as St. Petersburg as I am, just started early. Peter is a city of "limits".
        2. Phil77
          Phil77 1 September 2019 14: 34
          +1
          Do you know Anton?! I’ve truly met a real fellow countryman on the site! And his name is Sea Cat! I’ll just say I'm glad, damn happy!
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 09
            0
            Very happy for you! drinks
  5. andrewkor
    andrewkor 1 September 2019 09: 58
    +1
    The round bastions of Charlotte are the original nonsense of the then fortification.
  6. Vadim Golubkov
    Vadim Golubkov 1 September 2019 10: 39
    +2
    Thanks, I love reading about pirates.
  7. Catfish
    Catfish 1 September 2019 10: 58
    +3
    And just for three years, the eagle has been atrocious, and what memory itself has left. Many thanks to Valery from the whole community for the series of articles on pirate romance and customs of that time. drinks

    British sloop walks past the Boston lighthouse, 1717 engraving


    Valera, this sloop is not going anywhere, he is standing on a barrel. wink
  8. Catfish
    Catfish 1 September 2019 11: 07
    +1
    he serves as the third assistant on the ship Princess, assigned to the port of London, which transported slaves from Africa to America.


    I read about this and "the music inspired":

    "Negoro ?! Oh no, I am not Negoro! I am Sebastian Pereira! Captain Pereira, merchant, black gold merchant, companion of the great Alves!" (S. x / f "Fifteen Years Captain" and the inimitable Astangov in the role of a villain-slave trader. Childhood film.). smile

    And Roberts was a dashing guy - he fell out in everything, and in the slave trade too. request
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 33
      +1
      A true gentleman of luck! No questions asked, moreover, a station wagon!
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 1 September 2019 12: 35
        +2
        Yeah! Multi-station, damn it. laughing
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 1 September 2019 12: 51
          +1
          Here is this phrase you succeeded !!!! Mnogostanochnik say? Well, you need to remember, claims to be * Antonov tank *.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 1 September 2019 13: 26
            +1
            Thank you, Sergey, it’s nice to stroke the fur. smile
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 1 September 2019 13: 33
              +1
              Always glad to have a good phrase! Memorable! * Multi-station * * Ha! Just Pasha Angelina with a pirate cleaver (after all, it is more convenient than a sword!).
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 1 September 2019 14: 56
            +1
            I will still remember this tank for you all!
            1. bubalik
              bubalik 1 September 2019 15: 12
              +1
              I to you all

              ,,, as the popular wisdom says: written with a pen - you can’t cut it with an ax tongue
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 1 September 2019 16: 50
                +1
                I'll cut it down! Damn, I’ll show such performance characteristics of the tank I’m trying to imagine, dear Comrades! laughing
            2. Phil77
              Phil77 1 September 2019 15: 18
              +1
              And what is a tank? Such a normal tank creeping out from there! Well, Anton, whose brand was he, this tank? Truly Sherman ????
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 45
                +1
                Damn it with two! I've seen that "Sherman", bucket bucket! Not guys, if anyone has forgotten, I will remind you (Sasha Bely, m / s "Brigada"), I am a miserable, a punk, a Martian and a dog lover, well, and some little things. So my tank should be the envy of the Death Star!
                1. Phil77
                  Phil77 1 September 2019 16: 33
                  +1
                  Okay! Not a tank! But who? What? What is the soul reaching for?
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 1 September 2019 16: 41
                    0
                    Aha, the first doubter among "my tank builders"! No, Sergei, it won't work, collect now together with comrades, by subscription, for a tank that suits me! laughing
                    1. Phil77
                      Phil77 1 September 2019 18: 29
                      0
                      * Zenith * respected and loved before Gazprom !!!!!!!!
                2. Phil77
                  Phil77 1 September 2019 18: 31
                  0
                  CSKA-Forever !!!!!!!!
            3. Phil77
              Phil77 1 September 2019 18: 26
              0
              Well, Anton! Are we to you, or vice versa ???? I am a fan of CSKA !!!
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 1 September 2019 18: 34
                +1
                Well, if I'm a fan (though, Why? How? Where? !!!!!), then a Barcelona fan
  9. bubalik
    bubalik 1 September 2019 14: 30
    +3
    Many thanks to the author hi
    ,, treasures where to go what , and most importantly, the cross did not float anywhere afterwards?
    1. VLR
      1 September 2019 14: 44
      +3
      The British privatized production smile And the cross, it seems, went to the bottom:
      "In his last fight, Roberts went in a scarlet jacket, silk breeches and a smart hat with a red feather. His chest was decorated with a gold chain with a cross studded with diamonds, there was a sword in his hand, two pistols in his belt. "
      This cross seems to be depicted on the Tuvalu dollar (look) and on Roberts chest on the Bahamas stamp. On it - and a scarlet camisole, and a dandy hat, and two pistols behind his belt.
      It looks like Roberts is wearing a different brand. And on the mentioned dollar too. The "stylish" man was, "he kept the style", therefore the description of the costumes has been preserved.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 16
        +1
        'Stylish', that's right! It seems to me that it was this image that inspired Sabatini to create the character. The rest somehow lose.
      2. Phil77
        Phil77 1 September 2019 15: 42
        0
        Well, okay! And why, comrade Valery, do you not like our specific boys (St. Petersburg, Moscow and others?) We are the same as they are, pirates !!!! Excuse me, it happened!
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 1 September 2019 15: 15
      +1
      Yes, Sergey! Hello!, The cross is important, it’s at the bottom of the sea. Can anyone find it? It’s not known. But it is known that when the Yankees found a galleon with treasures as much as $ 2 billion, the Colombian authorities famously slowed down this process! USA, Spain, Colombia and Chile and Peru who have attached to them!
      1. bubalik
        bubalik 1 September 2019 15: 21
        +1
        Hey Ya drinks ! ,,, c'mon, an English soldier pocketed this cross while the body was wrapped, then chopped it into pieces for sale what
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 1 September 2019 15: 23
          +1
          I couldn’t! I just couldn’t, because of my English conscience laughing
        2. VLR
          1 September 2019 17: 42
          +2
          Yes, no, Roberts’s body was wrapped up, before giving up - he gave such an order to the sea, in which case, to quit, and it looks like an authoritative person for the crew was, even if in such a situation the will was fulfilled. But the pirates did not have a reason to remove the cross from the captain’s chest - all the same, the British would search and take it away. So, probably, it lies at the bottom.
    3. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 1 September 2019 15: 19
      +1
      Yes, as usual, the Jews moved back ... laughing
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 1 September 2019 15: 25
        +1
        Anton !!!! Well, what are you? And what are you talking about? We have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight! With whom?! This is a secret !!!
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 1 September 2019 16: 29
          0
          After visiting Eretz Yisrael, I am not indifferent to Jews, moreover, I am positively not indifferent.
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 1 September 2019 16: 50
            +1
            Anton! Forgive me, in the past I was a normal Moscow robber, it was, at the level of the foreman, I came across * cops * at the district level (what is it about you * will explain to Pan Kitten!) Therefore, I will tell you this: my past is in the past !! ! Now I am a normal law-abiding citizen !!! and not otherwise !!!! Yes, yes, yes! And there was hockey.
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 1 September 2019 17: 45
              0
              Sergei! I don’t need to explain anything, I don’t need to. I don’t want to remember this time. "Let the dead bury their dead"
              Sorry!
    4. Phil77
      Phil77 1 September 2019 16: 39
      +2
      And here you know, comrade Sergei! I really helped our namesake! Yes! Using the site that I indicated, he found the book that he was looking for 4 years !!!! I'm not lying!
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 1 September 2019 18: 20
        +2
        Well, that's great! You are well done! And a good comrade!