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"Hold steady, helmsman!"
A soldier to the officer.[[src]]

This man was an officer and a helmsman in the British Royal Navy, serving aboard the Monarch under Captain Toms. He was still a member of the ship's crew by 1751 around the time of the Quest for the Trident of Poseidon, and was aboard it as it approached the Devil's Triangle. When Henry Turner tried to change the ship's course by force, this officer sniggered at his claims of the Triangle supposedly being haunted. Henry was soon taken away by marines, and afterwards the ship entered the Triangle where the entire crew would end up meeting their dooms.[2]

Biography

Early life

This man was born in the 1700s[1] in England to unknown parents. At some unknown point likely in his early life, he became a soldier in the British Royal Navy and later became an officer. He was part of the crew of the Monarch under Captain Toms, and was known to be a fierce and strict officer as with the other higher-ranking members of the crew. He was also notably the ship's helmsman. In 1751, the Monarch pursued the Dutch barque known as the Ruddy Rose, which had been stolen by the famed pirate Bonnet, towards a mysterious cavern. During the long chase the entire crew had become sick save for the sailor Henry Turner.[2]

1750s

The Hunt for the Ruddy Rose

Officer at the wheel

The officer at the helm.

"I have no scurvy, but all of you do."
Henry Turner to Cole, on the crew of the Monarch including the latter.[[src]]

He was standing at the helm with Officer Cole and several other officers and marines when the roguish young sailor Henry Turner shoved past officer Maddox and tried to change the ship's course, as it was headed for the legendary and mythical Devil's Triangle. This man stood looking at Henry chuckling as he argued with Officer Cole and Captain Toms. When Turner was forced to attempt to change the ship's course by force, as a few other crewmen ran after him, this man remained behind several other officers on the quarterdeck. Henry was almost immediately then, however, grabbed by two Royal Marines who carried the sailor below deck to be imprisoned.[2]

The Devil's Triangle

Soldiers and officers

First Officer Wade and the officer defend the helm.

When the Monarch entered the Devil's Triangle, the ghost crew of the Silent Mary attacked the ship. During the ensuing battle, the officer was unable to hold his own against the Ghost soldiers of the Silent Mary and was almost immediately run through, instantly ending his life. His body was then engulfed in flames along with the ship.[2]

Legacy

The helmsman, along with the rest of the crew of the Monarch, was remembered by the rest of the British Royal Navy, including Lieutenant John Scarfield at Saint Martin.[2]

Personality and traits

This man was, along with his fellow officers, strict and demanded near impossible work from his inferior soldiers and sailors. He was a loyal and skilled member of the crew of the Monarch which had earned him his rank of officer, and managed to maintain his position and reputation as being an officer not to be tampered with. However, the officer showed cowardice when the crew was outnumbered and surrounded by the undead, unkillable ghost crew of the Silent Mary. Instead of aiding his crewmates in courageously fighting back against the seemingly unbeatable Spanish ghosts, the officer simply stood at the back of the ship until one cursed crewman grabbed him and ran him through with its large sword.[2]

Equipment and skills

Like all officers of the Navy, he was skilled with a sword and musket. During the battle in the Devil's Triangle the officer was unable to hold his own against the Ghost soldiers of the Silent Mary and simply stood at the back of the ship before being impaled. The officer was also the helmsman of the Monarch and was skilled at this particular task.[2]

Gallery

Main article: Monarch Crew/Gallery

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 It is logical to assume that he was born at some point before 1751 but after the 1600s.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 FILM: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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