5 cannon raised from wreck of Blackbeard’s ship off NC
(Charlotte Observer) Archeologists have recovered five more cannon from the wreck Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The largest of the guns raised Monday weighs about 3,000 pounds. The wreckage of the ship is in Beaufort Inlet. The team has identified nearly 30 cannon at the site and has said the ship may have had as many as 40 heavy cannon onboard when it ran aground in 1718. Twenty-two of the guns have been recovered. The wreckage was found in 1996.
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