Owned by perhaps the most successful pirate of the age, the Fancy was the ship of Henry Avery. This particular model ship, the Henry Averys The Fancy Model Ship, commemorates his successful career as a pirate. Avery is most famous for being one of the select few major pirate captains who not only avoided capture but also retired with a good majority of his loot. The model features the actual colors of the flagship, as well as a historically accurate flag with a white skull wearing a bandana and an earring, two crossed bones underneath it, and a bright red background. This fine ship makes a sophisticated piece of decor for any home!
- Fully Assembled, This is not A Model Ship Kit
- Built From Quality Materials
- Features Historically Accurate Coloration and Flags
- Sturdy Wooden Base Features Brass Nameplate
A Brief History of Captain Henry Avery and the Fancy
The Fancy was initially a 46-gun privateer named Charles II in Spanish service. In 1694, Henry Avery and a few other conspirators organized and carried out a successful mutiny and, setting Captain Gibson ashore, left for the Cape of Good Hope. He renamed the ship the Fancy.
Upon arriving at the Cape, he altered the ship to increase her speed. This ship became highly active in the Indian Ocean, where Avery worked alongside other famous pirates of his time, including Thomas Tew. His most famous act was the capture of the Ganj-I-Sawai, a ship under the command of Aurangzeb. This act of piracy would go down as one of the most lucrative pirate raids in history. His career ended shortly after. The crew set course for Nassau, where they languished for some months before disbanding completely.
Captain Henry Avery vanishes into history. Some accounts place him in Ireland or London. Although the fate of the Fancy is unknown, it was rumored that Avery gave her to governor of Nassau as a bribe.
- Overall Length: 14 Inches
- Overall Width: 3 Inches
- Overall Height: 12 Inches
- Overall Scale: 1:195