Capture of John "Calico Jack" Rackham

The Capture of the sloop William refers to a small single ship action fought between John "Calico Jack" Rackham and English privateer Jonathan Barnet. The battle was fought in the vicinity of Negril, Jamaica and ended with the capture of Rackham and his crew.

Capture of the sloop William
Part of the Golden Age of Piracy

An 18th century woodcut of Calico Jack
DateOn or about October 31, 1720
Result Pirates captured
Commanders and leaders
Jonathan Barnet John Rackham
1 sloop 1 sloop
Casualties and losses
Unknown 13 captured
1 pirate sloop captured

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