Logbook of John Berry, Captain of the Heavy Hooker “Might”:
27th February 1665
Captured a Spnish Carrack under heavy causalities. Lost 2 officers.
Lost 80 men in that fight.
Dirty old spanish blokes put up a good fight but were no match in the end.
Ship was filled to the brim with cannons.
28th February 1665
Persuaded 2 Cpatains to join me on my ship.
One spanish and one english guy, they dont seemt to like each other very well.
Fully restocked supplies and Crew at Bermuda.
3rd March 1665
Captured a spanish Xebec with no causalities.
My men are getting better and better at Boarding.
A fine ship that xebec is. Found some look on those spaniards.
Among it a holy chross of St. Jospeh of Anchieta.
6th March 1665
Hired another captain and made her a fighting officer.
Bought a treasure map aswell.
14th March 1665
Grasped a dutch Bilander.
Very few causalities.
17th March 1665
Managed to recruit John Morris. I certainly seem to have some inherited diplomatic skills in me which i never thought to be possessing. We overtook his class 5 English 6th rater and made it my new main ship. His men are an unruly bunch, but that is because they had not a single ship Encounter in months.
20th March 1665
Took on a Polacker of the brotherhood of the coast and a Spanish Galleon singlehandedly. Sold the ships for quite a Profit and the men start to believe in me.
21st March 1665
Recruited another two captains to my cause. Sold their puny boats and gave them Tasks Fitting to their accomodations and Status. Their weapons and men were welcomed on the 6th rate aswell.
27th March 1665
First Encounter of French ships. Took down the Traders with wase. One Polacker and one Galleon are my own property now. Sadly we lost one of the captains in the skirmish atop the Galleon.