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Question of Captain Pearl (11.03.2015): How much is an 18th century (brand new) galleon to build?
Galleon Neptune built for the movie Pirates by PolanskiA: It is difficult to evaluate but it was about 30,000 pounds toward the 16th and 17th centuries, knowing that if a craftsman earned 15 pounds a month, this was equivalent to almost 170 years of his working life!

We know this thanks to the French archaeologist Jean Pierre Moreau specializing in the history of the Lesser Antilles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on the Amerindian world and the world of Flibuste having shared these details at a conference on Caribbean pirates.
Another curiosity is that the H.M.S. Victory British battleship in the eighteenth century was costing 80 million Euros in current value.
6,000 oaks were needed to build it. Here is the official website of the H.M.S. Victory of the ship (in English).




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Hello! I wonder which is the boat that can have the most guns. There were several kinds of guns. (eg Davy Johns canons of triple) Thanks!!! Your site is excellent!
The story of "Pirate of the Caribbean" takes place in what year? Thank you.
Is it possible to find flintlock pistols in working order? Could you also explain their operation? Thank you
We always speak of the "seven seas". But what are these seas? Are the oceans among them? Thank you for enlightening me, I'm a landlubber :-)
I wonder if Gold Roger in the comics series "One Piece" is a completely imagined pirate or copied to a real pirate (compared to the way he smiled before being executed, his joy at being a pirate, compared to his character).

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