William Dampier

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William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651; died March 1715) was an English explorer, ex-pirate and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.wikipedia
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Alexander Selkirk

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On a later voyage he rescued Alexander Selkirk, a former crewmate who may have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.
One such expedition was on Cinque Ports, captained by Thomas Stradling under the overall command of William Dampier.

Australia

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William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651; died March 1715) was an English explorer, ex-pirate and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.
William Dampier, an English explorer and privateer, landed on the north-west coast of New Holland in 1688 (while serving as a crewman under pirate Captain John Read ) and again in 1699 on a return trip.

Edward Davis (buccaneer)

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Cooke died in Mexico, and a new leader, Edward Davis, was elected captain by the crew, taking the ship Batchelor's Delight, with future Captain George Raynor in the crew.
Much of his career was later recorded by writer William Dampier in A New Voyage Round the World (1697).

George Raynor (pirate)

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Cooke died in Mexico, and a new leader, Edward Davis, was elected captain by the crew, taking the ship Batchelor's Delight, with future Captain George Raynor in the crew.
Before he was briefly a pirate captain, he was a sailor on the Batchelor’s Delight on which he sailed alongside William Dampier.

Bartholomew Sharp

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In 1679, Dampier joined the crew of the buccaneer Captain Bartholomew Sharp on the Spanish Main of Central America, twice visiting the Bay of Campeche, or "Campeachy" as it was then known, on the north coast of Mexico.
The natural scientist and Buccaneer William Dampier suggested his first major raid was on the Central American town of Segovia.

John Cook (pirate)

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Dampier made his way to Virginia, where in 1683 he was engaged by the privateer John Cooke.
Among the sailors joining him were surgeon Lionel Wafer and navigator William Dampier.

John Read (pirate)

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Leaving Swan and 36 others behind on Mindanao, the rest of the privateers under new Captain John Read sailed on to Manila, Poulo Condor in modern-day Vietnam, China, the Spice Islands, and New Holland (Australia).
Along with navigator and chronicler William Dampier, Read was a crewman aboard John Cook's 1683 privateering expedition which captured a prize ship they renamed Bachelor's Delight.

New Holland (Australia)

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Leaving Swan and 36 others behind on Mindanao, the rest of the privateers under new Captain John Read sailed on to Manila, Poulo Condor in modern-day Vietnam, China, the Spice Islands, and New Holland (Australia).
The English Captain William Dampier used the name in his account of his two voyages there: the first arriving on 5 January 1688 and staying until March 12; his second voyage of exploration to the region was made in 1699.

Shark Bay

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Following the Dutch route to the Indies, Dampier passed between Dirk Hartog Island and the Western Australian mainland into what he called Shark Bay on 6 August 1699.
The area was given the name Shark Bay by the English explorer William Dampier, on 7 August 1699.

Broome, Western Australia

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Dampier then followed the coast north-east, reaching the Dampier Archipelago and Lagrange Bay, just south of what is now called Roebuck Bay, all the while recording and collecting specimens, including many shells.
It is often mistakenly thought that the first European to visit Broome was William Dampier in 1688, but he only visited the north of what was later named the Dampier Peninsula.

Ascension Island

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In danger of sinking, he attempted to make the return voyage to England, but the ship foundered at Ascension Island on 21 February 1701.
In February 1701, HMS Roebuck, commanded by William Dampier, sank in the common anchoring spot in Clarence Bay to the northwest of the island.

Dampier Archipelago

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Dampier then followed the coast north-east, reaching the Dampier Archipelago and Lagrange Bay, just south of what is now called Roebuck Bay, all the while recording and collecting specimens, including many shells.
It is named after William Dampier, an English buccaneer and explorer who visited in 1699.

Tattoo

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He also had as a source of income a slave known as Prince Jeoly (or Giolo), from Mindanao (Philippines), who became famous for his tattoos (or "paintings" as they were known at the time).
He was initially bought with his mother (who died shortly afterwards) from a slave trader in Miangas Island in 1690 by the English explorer William Dampier.

Dampier Strait (Papua New Guinea)

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He traced the south-eastern coasts of New Hanover, New Ireland and New Britain, charting the Dampier Strait between these islands (now the Bismarck Archipelago) and New Guinea.
The strait is named after the first European to sail through it, British navigator William Dampier in 1700 in.

New Britain

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He traced the south-eastern coasts of New Hanover, New Ireland and New Britain, charting the Dampier Strait between these islands (now the Bismarck Archipelago) and New Guinea.
William Dampier became the first known British man to visit New Britain on 27 February 1700; he dubbed the island with the Latin name Nova Britannia, (Eng: New Britain).

Cinque Ports (1703 ship)

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They were joined by the 16-gun Cinque Ports with 63 men, and sailed on 11 September 1703 from Kinsale, Ireland.
The ship was part of a 1703 expedition commanded by William Dampier, who captained an accompanying ship, the 26-gun St George with a complement of 120 men.

Duncan Mackintosh

Among his fellows were a significant number of Spanish sailors, most notably Alonso Ramírez, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Ramírez would later be released after being imprisoned by another pirate, Duncan Mackintosh.
Among the prisoners they took were some Spanish and Portuguese men who had already been captured by pirates: they had once been taken by buccaneers serving under William Dampier, who had also raided Spanish South America under Captains Swan, Cook, Davis, and Read.

Hymerford House

William Dampier was born at Hymerford House in East Coker, Somerset, in 1651.
The sailor and explorer William Dampier was born in the house in 1651.

East Coker

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William Dampier was born at Hymerford House in East Coker, Somerset, in 1651.

Charles Swan (pirate)

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Dampier transferred to the privateer Charles Swan's ship, Cygnet, and on 31 March 1686 they set out across the Pacific to raid the East Indies, calling at Guam and Mindanao in the Philippines.
(Swan is reported to have remarked that the lean William Dampier would have made them a poor meal; the captain himself was a remarkably fat man.) They arrived at Guam without having to resort to cannibalism, and made their way on to the Sultanate of Mindanao.

Woodes Rogers

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Commanded by Woodes Rogers, this voyage was more successful: Selkirk was rescued on 2 February 1709, and the expedition amassed £147,975 (equivalent to £ today) worth of plundered goods.
In 1707, Rogers was approached by Captain William Dampier, who sought support for a privateering voyage against the Spanish, with whom the British were at war.

Castaway

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Selkirk, a sailor with the William Dampier expedition, became concerned about the condition and seaworthiness of the Cinque Ports, the vessel on which he was sailing, and chose to be put ashore on the island.

King Sound

On 5 January 1688, Cygnet "anchored two miles from shore in 29 fathoms" on the northwest coast of Australia, near King Sound.
The first European to explore the Sound was William Dampier who visited the region aboard in 1688.

Buccaneer

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In 1679, Dampier joined the crew of the buccaneer Captain Bartholomew Sharp on the Spanish Main of Central America, twice visiting the Bay of Campeche, or "Campeachy" as it was then known, on the north coast of Mexico.

Murujuga

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Originally named Dampier Island after the English navigator William Dampier, it lies 3 km off the Pilbara coast.