Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

Collapse

Ad Widget

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

    Since POTC, Dead Mans Chest is coming out and the new villian will be the captain of 'The Flying Dutchman', I thought I would do some research on the legend of 'The Flying Dutchman'. Here's what I found out.


    The most famous of the phantom vessels, supposedly seem in stormy weather off the Cape of Good Hope but now and then reported in other latitude. The term 'Flying Dutchman' actually refers to the captain, not his ship.



    And so, for centuries from then on, the Flying Dutchman was seen piloting his spectral vessel, its canvas spread, its masts creaking in a fearful wind. Sometimes, it was said, he led other ships astray, onto rocky shoals and hidden reefs. Also he was said to be responsible for turning sailors' food supplies sour. His ship, looking innocent enough, would sometimes draw alongside another vessel and send letters aboard. But if the letters were opened and read, the ship would founder. Those who saw the captain himself claimed that he was bareheaded and repentant, clasping the wheel on the quarterdeck, pleading the heavens for mercy at last. In the rigging of his ship, some said, they could see a crew of skeletons, grinning miserably as they put on ever more sail



    One of the first recorded sightings was by the captain and crew of a British ship in 1835. They recorded that they saw the phantom ship approaching in the blanket of a terrible storm. It came so close that the British crew feared the two ships might run into each other, but then the ghost ship suddenly vanished

    On 11 July 1881, the Royal Navy ship H.M.S. Bacchante was rounding the tip of Africa, when they sighted The Flying Dutchman. The midshipman, a prince who later became King George V, recorded that the lookout man and the officer of the watch had seen the Flying Dutchman.



    It was a misfortune that the lookout saw the Flying Dutchman, for soon after on the same trip, he accidentally fell from a mast and died. Fortunately for the English royal family, the young midshipman survived the curse.

    As recently as March, 1939, the ghost ship was seen off the coast of South Africa by dozens of bathers who supplied detailed descriptions of the ship, although most had probably never seen a 17th century merchant vessel. The British South Africa Annual of 1939 included the story, derived from newspaper reports



    The last recorded sighting was in 1942 off the coast of Cape Town. Four witnesses saw the Dutchman sail into Table Bay... and vanish.



    Another version of the legend that allegedly originated the whole affair is said to have happened in 1641, when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope. The story goes that, as the ship approached the tip of Africa, the captain thought that he should make a proposition to the Dutch East India Company (his employers) to start a settlement at the Cape on the tip of Africa, thereby providing a welcome repose to ships at sea.





    On yet another version, this one placed in the year 1729 (others say 1680), the captain this time swears at the Devil, who then condemns him to sail the spectral seas forever. The Devil left him just one small hope; that only through the love of a woman could he be released from his curse.

    Growing older is manditory
    Growing up is however, optional

  • #2
    Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

    all i know is that when you go to in n out burger and order a cheeseburger without the bun, they call it a flying dutchman. its significant i can tell!!

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

      The flying dutchman aye? well Isn't the thing from spongebob? idk probably from pirates of the carribean the second one, I have no freakin
      idea!
      It's GREAT to be a Viking!


      Were going down, down and a earlier round,
      And sugar, were going down swingin'
      I'll be your number one, with a bullet,
      A loaded god complex,
      Clock it and pull it.
      - Fall Out Boy, Sugar, Were Goin' Down


      I'm to quarters and a heart down,
      And I don't wanna forget how your voice sounds,
      These words are all I have so I'll write them,
      So you need them just to get by,
      Dance, Dance, were falling apart to half time,
      Dance, Dance,
      And these are lives you'd love lead to lead,
      Dance,
      This is the way they'd love if they knew how, misery loved me.
      - Fall Out Boy, Dance Dance

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

        I like the dutchman ghost on spongebob :lol:
        aka Sara

        :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:



        One of my children
        isn't pictured,

        ABE is still hibernating :sleep:

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

          Thanks for the legendary story. Lots of history behind this.
          1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

            Originally posted by TicTocDragon
            Thanks for the legendary story. Lots of history behind this.
            Thats what my degree is in. History / Folklore.
            Growing older is manditory
            Growing up is however, optional

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

              Looks like an old sea story to me! Thanks I love old tales and yarns from the past.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

                And I thought that the Flying Dutchman was just a cool new dessert in the Blue Bayou. (and a tasty one at that)

                Little did I know...

                LOL

                Great info!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: The Legend of The Flying Dutchman... what is it?

                  haha spongebob flying dutchman! The poop loop!


                  SUPPORT THE CMs

                  sigpic
                  For me, Tomorrow is everyday...wait...what?

                  Comment

                  Ad Widget

                  Collapse
                  Working...
                  X