Whalers of the Blue Claw
Well it seems the Blue Claw and her masters are quite alive and well, this is the dreaded whaling ship of the olden days of when whaling was a noble profession…….ya right! This was one profession that legalised piracy and breed a entire generation of blood thirsty and crazy mariners that were driven by profit and riches. The Blue Claw well on the outside it seemed to be just another whaling ship of the day and one captained by the legendary Montgomery Palpatine with a crew that would as well become legends all on there own.
Now we have already told the story of the exploding whale that three of these men dove head first into and killed from the inside to save their beloved ship and crew…..now seriously these men are crazy but their antics didn’t stop there; nope not by a long shot, they sailed the seven seas and plundered ship and port alike. These mariners where Pirates disguised as Whalers and well those in charge in England and eventually the New World simply ignored the reports and testimony of survivors that the beloved Blue Claw was anything other than a whaling ship……why would a simply whaling vessel need more cannons than a war ship! Seriously the Blue Claw is still docked within Nantucket and tourists can visit her daily and yup many, and I mean many cannons are on display. This vessel sailed the seven seas for centuries yet it’s official record is well a bit doctored thus making dating the ship impossible, she went by many names through her tenure on the sea and never once was scuttled and the men who served on her decks are numerous and like the waves wash away the shore time would eventually bring an end to her adventures.
Not to mention the laws of the land, eventually whaling would be outlawed throughout much of the free world as the ruthless whalers nearly rendered the gentle giants extinct. We tend to forget that this occupation was simply one of profit and greed and the Blue Claw was one of the worst, they would sink other whaling vessels to steal their claim, they would board and butcher other merchant ships to steal the supplies and well they would assault naval vessels to steal the loot and sail away into the mists of the sea to be forgotten. As I stated this ship sailed under many names throughout its run only to end its adventures known as the Blue Claw. The many changes in her name and her leadership would leave many frustrated and confused by the reports of this ship being one of piracy and not of whaling.
Though through all the years the only thing that didn’t change would be the royal blue figurehead of a crab with it’s blue claws piercing the sky as she sailed. This ship would also be known for it’s fishing, though in reality the legal profession of working the sea was not something the legends of the Blue Claw would desire as the money was better if they took to piracy and hunting fellow whalers. Now one can say that the crew of the Blue Claw was simply killing the other greedy whalers to spare the gentle giants….if that was the case why did this ship retire from whaling only a few years prior to its decreed end and continue to hunt and profit on the meat, oil, bones and well the whales it hunted to near extinction.
The leadership of this ship would change throughout it’s run and by the 1800’s the original whalers of the Blue Claw would have rotated off the ship and become warriors on land many of witch would end up within the FIP program and thrust into multiple wars. As I said the reports of the Blue Claw are doctored so I am not able to report exact dates but seems that what I originally thought was off, this ship was not one of the commercial whaling vessels that really plundered the sea in the early 1900’s as this ship was already docked within Nantucket and her legendary crew was all basically retired…..sort of.
Her dark history of piracy is well documented as well, though basically only here within the United States and many of her crew would be hanged for their crimes though the worst of the lot would all escape the gallows and be allowed to walk free. Captain Montgomery Palpatine and his brother Charles Palpatine would come to land many times to ride the open roads with there brothers Wilhuff and Dover as the infamous Highwaymen…..lets not forget about there nephew Reverdy Jamestown. During the time when the brothers rode the open rode and terrorised locals and law enforcement alike, the Blue Claw would be captained by either Carol Webster or Avery Webster and on more than few voyages Rusty Rutherford would take the helm; this ship is full of mystery and its deck has bathed in gallons of blood both human and whale.
Now why the Blue Claw would simply go from being the scourge of the seven seas to a simple relic of a bygone era is unknown, but one can assume that this is do to the FIP Program, the rise of the US Cavalry and the need for talented men to fight on land. Also this FIP Program would simply give these men the ultimate excuse to explain their immortality, we tend to believe that the FIP Serum was simply a hoax and it was nothing more than part of the Technocracy’s plan to explain how and why it’s agents where still alive long after they should have turned to dust.
Now I as well have reports that the Blue Claw simply was a whaling vessel at one point and than it simply changed its mind and they would become the protector of the gentle giants by hunting the hunters. This is something that I want to believe as it makes far more sense than they simply hunted their fellow man for sport, though they would still profit of the whales that had been hunted and than their is the white whale story that has been told by mariners for ages about the the exploding whale and well three men who dove into the mouth, swallowed hole and well “BOOM” this seems very Horsemen like and their whole mantra being “You wont be able to miss it!” and that was something nobody could miss and it has been well documented. Again if this ship would become the hunter of the whalers than again why is still praised as the “King of the Whaling Vessels” and why is her crew still alive and well….well some of her crew.
Take a damned good look at those listed below, we have well the Pale Rider, Invincible One, the GOAT, General Kingsbury, and the Greatest Thief to Ever Live……don’t forget about Senator Georgetown; yup this proves it that family is far older than we ever imagined, yup seeing this ship was in action since 1541 and originally chartered to England and eventually would become a warship that would help blockade the British during the American Revolution, fight within the War of 1812 and again as a blockade runner and scourge of the Confederacy during the Civil War (1861 – 1865) again who was onboard during these wars is not known but one can assume the Montgomery, Charles, Archibald, and Avery weren’t onboard seeing we have records of them within the Cavalry fighting on behalf of the Union……though we have no records of Rusty, Carol and Wendell not to mention Ichabod, Jamie and James so seeing these men’s whereabouts are unknown we can assume they were onboard the Blue Claw……Rusty first recorded whereabouts aren’t known till 1941 when Pearl Harbour was attacked and he was within the US Navy, James Groves is a bit of an enigma as he simply vanished, Jamie Georgetown would show up again in the trenches of the eastern front of First World War (1915) than again when he entered the US Senate just after Bail Canterbury, and Ichabod well he shows up again during the Normandy Invasion in 1944 than again as the curator of the Nantucket Maritime Museum and Owner of the Blue Claw Crab House within Nantucket.
This does kinda fall within the last known timeline of the Blue Claw and when she returned home from her final voyage and would become moored within the Nantucket Marina forevermore come 1910 well thats the date on record though I don’t by it seeing this ship was reported to have been scene sailing through the mists of the sea as late as 1980…..though again this could be old tales told by salty sea dogs trying to spook the younger generation of a pirate ship with an immortal and blood thirsty crew that will gladly send you to the a watery grave within the Locker…….okay I smell technocracy all over this information…………………………………………….
<<<<I know of this ship, this is the scourge of my fleet and sunk many of my vessels during my days on the seas….they were the scourge of honest men trying to make an honest living. I knew of this ship as the Nor’Easter and tangled with her crew personally, I will never forget seeing that damned deep blue crab figurehead breaching the mists…..I knew then that I was about to have a very bad day, they were merciless and unforgiving sending many of my men to straight to the locker forevermore. They pillaged my cargo, plundered our personal equipment and than gave my ships to my property to be free, they plundered my fleet so many times that I was forced to forgo the trade of whaling and slave trading…..I nearly went bankrupt and am lucky that they simply marooned me on deserted island with a single bullet in my gun, they showed no mercy or quarter to my crew and keelhauled my officers.
The dreaded Blue Crab and her crew where soulless beings with mastery of the sea, I hate to even admit this and state they outsmarted me numerous times and controlled the mysteries of the sea; they might have been whalers at some point but by the time they engaged my fleet……nope they had given up on that career, they sunk my ship the Rainbow with a bloody Orca, yup a bloody killer whale and not just one but an entire bloody pod.
The captain simply sounded a horn and the water around us started to boil as the beasts surfaced with such rage that it tore my ships asunder and drowned my men one by one, then they struck with their cannons and sang the Rainbow and her support ships a very lethal cannonade as they tore flesh from bone and left nothing for the carrion of the sea to feast upon. I survived by the skin of my teeth and would end up a wounded man, that was hellbent for revenge, though regardless of the size of my fleet, how many men I had at my disposal, and nor how much I prepared…..they would seek me out like a carrier pigeon and send my fleet straight to hell!
So I can confirm and so can my mates that this is very real and they where NOT WHALERS or SLAVERS they where simply pirates that would plunder my fleet time and time again…..They are the reason the East Indian Trading Company nearly went bankrupt and still nobody would speak ill of this ship, nobody believed that the noble Blue Claw was anything more than a Whaling Vessel. They are dangerous to anyone that treads the sea and calls the oceans home, they are scourges of the sea that made Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and the other great pirates seem tame and they simply cared nothing for quarter…….I have four words for the immortals of the Blue Crab; “Revenge Will Be Mine!” also Montgomery, Charles and Rusty burn in hell you might have stopped me this time, your next hunt will be your last as I have restored some old friends of mine that want to say hello….Sir Arthur McGowan Out>>>>
<<<< This was the Jolly Rodger of the Blue Crab or the Nor’Easter as I knew her…..McGowan Out>>>>
<<<<McGowan you are quite lucky to be alive having tangled with the Blue Claw, I heard they didn’t leave anyone alive and sent them all to my locker. I have heard the tales of the Blue Crab and I know personally many of those listed below and believe me you are truly lucky to be among the living and not simply forgotten by time; Hell I despise the Harbingers for what happened to my flag ship and there is two reasons I haven’t blasted them back to the stone age………Reason One: Montgomery Hilliard, Charles Belmont, Carol Webster, Rusty Rutherford, James Groves, Barney Pilgrim and Archibald Kingsbury!! Reason Two: One of my Pirates is within their ranks, and directly connected to the Horsemen and Rogue One……I don’t blast my own men and I DON’T FUCK WITH HORSEMEN!! This should be a life lesson for you McGowan, I don’t give a shit how strong or powerful you think you are, the Horsemen will end you before you can blink, I suggest you swallow back that rage before you open a can of worms even your ancient ass cant handle and yes I have heard of you McGowan and I can say this I am not bloody impressed…….cry all you want about Pirates, rule one on the open seas: Board Slave Ships and kill everyone onboard minus the slaves, hand the ship over to them and take some gold for your trouble……end of rules!
As for the Blue Claw I can say this they are legends among those that make a living on the high seas, we have all heard the legends and whats worse we now know they are all fucking Horsemen or at least connected to the Horsemen in some fashion. Also their is a rule in our world “Don’t ever anger Colonial, people go missing and are never found!” Same rule applies to the Horsemen, I am not afraid of the old wooden ship that is the Blue Claw….that ship is moored in Nantucket, nope I am more worried about whatever ship they are sailing on now. For me to state this is a fucking miracle as I am they Fucking Sea Wolf!, I bow down to no man or beast, I rule the seven seas and am the true scourge of the open water……though even I have to think twice about engaging any vessel that owned, manned or captained by anyone that is on that list below.
Oh there is Rule Number Three for not blasting the Harbingers into the stone age……you want to here it; yup I will fucking tell you, the little bastard of the Harbingers is married to my First Mates God Daughter and I may be cruel and ruthless but I don’t have a death wish not from my First Mate…..no thats a respect thing, nope her father is the bloody Gargoyle enough said! Those reading this might think I have softened in my old age, to that I say come at me and find out how soft I have become…….spoiler I will be the one still standing and looting your fucking corpse!…..Ratchet Out>>>>
<<<<Arr even I would avoid the Blue Crab, we heard the stories and witnessed the exploding whale……didn’t know that the captain and his mates dove into the belly of the beast; seriously even I am not that insane. The Tempest the fastest ship to sail the seven seas would never think of engaging or trying to outrun that damned Crab and the magic that enshrouded it. I can confirm McGowan’s account about them being able to summon the beasts of the sea and sicking them onto enemy ships….where the hell do you think the term “Unleash the Kraken” comes from or that can simply be an old sea dogs tale; whatever it is, you tangle with the Blue Crab it will be your bones laying within Davy Jones Locker being scuttled and scavenged by the crabs of the deep.
All seafarers know the legend of the Blue Claw and the magic it wields, though I feel the magic was less from the figurehead and more from the men onboard that dreaded ship…….it’s officers and mates could do know wrong and they would simply be ignored while others suffer the consequences, remember one thing most of that crew are Kingsmen and thats enough to silence any naysayers and if your regular sailor well…..they knew the risks and the rewards outweighed the final price of swinging from a gallows pole branded a pirate…..Gibbs Out>>>>
<<<<All I am seeing here are a bunch of lies and conspiracies being spewed forth by the Demure and well some people that I thought had common sense……excluding McGowan he is just a bloody fool. The Blue Crab is nothing more than fishing vessel of yesteryear, the men listed below didn’t sail on that ship. Its’s captain and crew can be found listed within the Maritime Museum here in Nantucket and as well within Mystic Seaport where some of the ships artifacts can be found.
The salty tale of three men diving into the mouth of a white whale and causing it explode and come out unharmed…..well thats simply hogwash and nothing more than a tale told to scare greenhorns. As I said this was a whaling ship and fishing vessel that sailed the seas from 1743 – 1910, it has been repaired numerous times throughout its very long voyage and it now sits moored within the Old North Wharf right here in Nantucket Massachusetts; come on down and visit the old sea town and enjoy a nice cup of chowder.
The old salty dogs listed below….nope not connected to the Blue Crab, not pirates, just simple retired FIP veterans and they shouldn’t have to deal with these insane conspiracies and seriously Ratchet and Gibbs I thought better of you two, I guess you have gotten to deep into the rum; remember the unwritten rule of the matrix “Don’t Drink and Deck” and in your case Gibbs Don’t drink before accessing a terminal.
Again I can’t emphasise enough that these men are not connected to the Blue Claw, they are men that have done far greater things and have helped reshape this wonderful country of ours and for that I thank them all and salute them. To call them scurvy dogs, old salty dogs, buccaneers, and pirates is simply false……to call them Patriots, Americans, Veterans and Noble Men is another all together, these men are true blue American hero’s and they sacrifice everyday to keep us all safe from the dangers lurking within the shadows.…..Snoopy Out>>>>
The Legends of Nantucket
Montgomery “Hellsing” Palpatine (Doppler):
Carol Webster (Shelby):
Avery Webster (Mariner):
Wendell Flanigan (Snapper):
Rusty Rutherford (Jersey Devil):
Charles “Belmont” Palpatine (Captain):
Ichabod Ivory (Locker):
Jamie Georgetown (Barnacle):
James Groves (Crab):
Archibald Kingsbury (Colonial):
Barney Pilgrim (Plymouth):
Wesley Burns (Burn Notice):
Arthur Swanson (Edison):
Sherman Finesilver (Striker):