Skip to comments.Divers find wreck thought to be famous 19th-century pirate ship that sank with hold full of treasure
Posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by wildbill
A shipwreck discovered in Tonga is thought to be a famous pirate vessel that sank in the 19th century with a hold full of treasure.
Legend has it that the Port-au-Prince was attacked by warriors near the South Pacific archipelago in 1806 and most of its British crew massacred on the orders of King Finau 'Ulukalala II.
The British had captured the ship from the French and made into a privateer - meaning it had permission to attack and plunder boats belonging to rivals Spain and France.
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In this case it was the native chief who said, "Them that dies will be the lucky ones."
Yo ho ho and a bottle of Coconut rum.
Okay, who gets the treasure? Britain, France, Spain or the finders?.......or a consortium of all?.........
Harrr! Whar’s me cabin boy?
I’d cook’em, fry’em, sautee’em.. oh.. native Chief.. whoops.. I thought it said Chef.. nevermind.. :)
The King ordered the ship scuttled with it’s treasure still on board. Yeah right.
'Shaun Whitehead is heading up an archaeological expedition to try to uncover treasure buried on the Pacific island of Cocos worth an estimated £160million.
The plunder could contain 113 gold religious statues, 200 chests of jewels, 273 swords with jewelled hilts, 1,000 diamonds, solid gold crowns, 150 chalices and hundreds of gold and silver bars.'
King Finau ‘Ulukalala II
Who coincidentally happens to also play Defensive Tackle for the University of Utah.
:: on the orders of King Finau ‘Ulukalala II ::
Born on Septemeber 19th?
“King Finau ‘Ulukalala II”
Wasn’t he a contestant on the old Arther Godfrey show?
Great memory there! I was very young when Godfrey “buzzed” the tower at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. My parents and grandmother used to listen to him daily. His Uke was a fun part of the shows.
Treasure? I don’t see no steenkin treasure. Arrr
no no no...this is 2012, it’s really “gay” treasure. It must be, it’s the only group that matters.
Gay Treasure? Pirates of Penzance?...........
There are lots of references on Google to the legendary treasure on Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica.
Indeed. I remember sitting around my grandma’s kitchen listening to the Arthur “Buy ‘em by the carton” Godfrey when I was a little kid. I think the Hawaiian singer was Haleoke.
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Thanks wildbill....most of its British crew massacred on the orders of [Tonga's] King Finau 'Ulukalala II.Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
I’m hurt that my find isn’t worthy of general distribution. (SOB!)
Well, it’s *only* 19th century. If I thought it were to be used as a plot point in “National Treasure 3”, uh, I’d still probably not use it, but I’m glad you posted it, regardless.
Or, for the hard of hearing, ear regardless.
I understand the lack of serious antiquity and pizazz.
How can pirates, sunken treasure, massacre by bloodthirsty natives, islands in the South Seas, and cabin boy turned native prince (or ponce) possibly compete in reader interest with holes in Neanderthal jawbone fossils?
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