Talk:Long John Silver

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Muppet Treasure Island (?)[edit]

There is no mentioning of the movie Muppet Treasure Island as being an adaptation.

--Sakamura

??and what do you want to tell with this?? -- have a look at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117110/ to see that it IS an adaption. --Wittkowsky (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 15:36, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Historical person (?)[edit]

Long John Silver was a historical pirate, convicted and hanged.

No, he wasn't. --Paul A 07:34, 25 May 2004 (UTC)


There is a grave in sherfield on loddon in Hampshire called st leonards that has a small tomb stone that says

              JOHN SILVER.PIRATE.
               SIXTEEENHUNDER...........

--—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.10.50.153 (talkcontribs) .

Any additional information would be helpful thanks. -- Stbalbach 23:48, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

I dont have any other info exept on the Church. The church dates from the fourteenth century although largly rebuilt in the 1800s it also incorporates peices removed by Cromwell from Basing House. If any one is very interested in the Grave they could try contacting the Church Itself, which may contain parrish records .

he was not a pirate but john silver was a peg legged sailor who travelled with william dampier, and was hanged for mutiney.

Inappropriate add[edit]

I'm removing this text:

"In relation to sexual intercourse, "Long John Silver", aka: "Angry pirate", is when a male ejaculates into the eye of his partner then proceeds to kick him/her in the shins, so the impression of a one eyed, one legged man is given. A hearty "YEAAAAARRRRGH" can also accompany this act."

It isn't appropriate to a page which is associated exclusively with an historical character for almost everyone and belongs elsewhere even if it is verifiable. Wikipedia has places specifically for unusual sexual acts. Robertbrockway 10:58, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Not to mention the fact that, like any number of other supposed "acts", it's far from likely that it's a genuine practice anywhere, by anyone. -Tenmiles 01:54, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

he was not a pirate but john silver was a peg legged sailor who travelled with william dampier, and was hanged for mutiney.

Silver's post on Walrus.[edit]

I think the description of quartermaster is not relevant to John Silver - it is unlikely that the only person Captain Flint feared was in charge of ships supplies. I heared a theory that in this case the quartermaster was actually quarter-deck commander, senior officer on a pirate ship. The quarter deck is the place where boarding party was assembling before attacking another ship's crew in hand-to-hand combat. So the chief of boarding party must have been an extremely capable and courageous pirate, to be feared even by the notorious captan himself. --147.234.2.2 10:35, 14 May 2006 (UTC) michagal

On a pirate ship, the quartermaster was much more important than the mere supply officer who went by that name in the merchant and naval services. Pirate quartermasters were in charge of discipline, could veto the decisions of the captain at any time except during a chase or battle, and generally functioned as second in command to the captain. Also, they were expected to be first aboard during boarding, as you suggest. So when Silver says he was Flint's quartermaster, he is indeed showing he was second only to Flint, and Flint was well justified in fearing him.
--Pirate Dan 19:46, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Another autobiography[edit]

In addition to the book by Björn Larsson - "Long John Silver" in its English translation - there is now a second autobiography, this one by Edward Chupack, Its title is "Silver : My Own Tale as Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder"

  ISBN-13: 978-0-312-53936-8
  ISBN-10: 0-312-53936-3

There is, of course, a website: http://www.silverpirate.com/default.asp

Roger Scrafford (talk) 00:35, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

My Edit[edit]

TV serials: Peter Vaughan's name was scrambled, the sequence was incorrect and I added the earlier serial with Tony Quinn. This was the Irish actor of that name - nothing to do with the film star Anthony Quinn (also mentioned in the article as a Silver).

Rogersansom (talk) 07:37, 10 July 2009 (UTC)