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Who was the Captain of the wooden sailing ship "Confection"?

 
 
bobp
 
Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 01:42 pm
What is the history of this ship, its master, and crew?
 
SCoates
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 03:30 pm
Before, or after it was seized by pirates?
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 03:51 pm
My inclination is to go with Willie Wonka.
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SCoates
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 03:56 pm
I think he may be referring to the literal sailing ship.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 07:55 pm
And Willie is what? Allagory?
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 07:57 pm
Apologies to bobp. When you see answers like this, so early in a thread, it means we don't know the answer. Usually, the real answer is in post #2, and it doesn't degenerate till around the 5th.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 08:08 pm
I tried googling this ship and came up zip. I would guess that if there was such a ship it was in the caribbean trade and carried sugar. That would make her a "sweet" ship. ie her hold did not smell raunchy.

If bobp really is looking for an answer he/she needs to provide more information such as date, flag she sailed under possibly port she sailed from.
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bobp
 
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Reply Sat 16 Apr, 2005 05:08 pm
I inherited a wooden model of this sailing ship and know nothing about it. 3 masted sailing ship of @ 1700's. Model has 10 guns so it may be a pirate ship. No flag on it. Plaque on it says ships name: "Confection". Curious to find any info on it and its history after failing to find anything during an internet search. This may be a serious challenge. Anyone willing to take it on?
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 16 Apr, 2005 07:44 pm
All I could find on this ship is that it is a wooden model, but you already know that. It is possible that it is not based on a historical ship.

You indicate that it has 10 cannons... A class 6 ship would have had at least 32 cannons.

Will followup if anything more comes us.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2005 07:48 pm
bobp wrote:
Model has 10 guns so it may be a pirate ship.


More likely she was an armed merchantman. The guns are to discourage pirates,
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syntinen
 
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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2005 06:16 am
Does the plaque actually say that "Confection" is the ship's name? Or does it just give that word? If so, it could possibly mean that the model is a "confection" - i.e. that it is a "made-up" vessel, perhaps using characteristic features of two or more real ships.
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bobp
 
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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2005 12:19 pm
It just says "Confection".
I hadn't considered this possibility.
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Bunts
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2012 02:16 pm
For Christmas I received a model of the 3-masted sailing ship 'Confection'. I have tried searching the internet, but no information.
I have just finished reading a book about a guy who put hundreds of thousands of $$ - millions eventually - into trying to find a pirate ship that was laden with gold and silver and artifacts - although the guy was as much into archeology as treasure hunting.
The captain of the pirate ship was named 'Black' Sam Bellamy. I am sure that when the treasure hunter/historian was looking for Sam's ship he came across, by accident, the sunken remains of the 'Confection'.
I am frantically searching my library for the name of the author and Bellamy's ship he spent many years trying to find, eventually opening a Pirate Museum from the artefacts that he found on his many dives.
When I find the book, I will post the name of the author and the ship he was looking for for all those years, and the reference to the 'Confection'.
Bunts
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2012 02:32 pm
The ship that the guy was looking for was Black Sam's pirate ship, Whydah, and the book was by Barry Clifford, the diver/investor/treasure hunter/historian.
I hope that this information gives those that are interested a lead.

Even if the book doesn't tell you much about the 'Confection', it's fascinating reading, which I highly recommend.
Bunts
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Stuart Ward
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2015 07:37 pm
I have a model of the Confection which was purchsed in Gunagzhou China. I have just been to the Philippines for Chinese New Year and saw a small model of the Confection on a cars dashboard.

I have also searched the internet and found no reference to this ship at all
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2015 01:30 am
@Stuart Ward,
I could only come up with this sailing related page which contained the word 'confection'.
Not much use to anyone, but may hold farmerman's interest for a minute or so.

http://www.sailpolaris.com/SouthCoastEngland.htm
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2015 02:09 am
I suspect that the searches were uninspired. This is from Amazon UK, and is alleged to be a model of the ship Confection.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410GyOowxWL._SY300_.jpg

It's not much of a model, rather crappy, in fact--but it would appear to have been a clipper ship. I'll see what else i can come up with.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2015 03:17 am
Well, i can't find anything else (at least not yet, and i don't think i'll spend any more time on it). I have, however, come across some interesting videos of sailing vessels in the modern world. I'm embarked on a roughly four hour journey with an eighty-year-old German fishing smack, sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland, then Ireland, Scotland and the north German coast. I'll take it a little bit at a time.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2015 04:17 am
Maybe bobp was referring to the Good Ship Lollipop?
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Erh
 
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Reply Wed 8 Mar, 2017 02:48 pm
@Bunts,
Hi my na is Renee did you ever find that book about the Confection
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