Captain: Davy Jones
Type: Race-Built Galleon
The Flying Dutchman, or simply referred to as the Dutchman, is a fictional ship in the popular film series Pirates of the Caribbean. The ship made its first appearance in Dead Man’s Chest under the command of the fictional captain, Davy Jones. The story and attributes of the ship were inspired by the actual Flying Dutchman of nautical lore.
As explained in the movie, the character of Davy Jones was given the Flying Dutchman by Calypso, his lover, to ferry souls lost at sea to the afterlife.When she neglected to meet him after his first ten years of duty, he was both heartbroken and enraged. He abandoned his duties and chose to wander the seas, doing as he pleased. This violation of his duty placed a curse on Jones and his crew, slowly transforming them into monsters. Apparently, the Dutchman is also believed to be nautical lore in the Pirates universe, as character James Norrington mockingly remarks, “[Davy Jones]…captain of the Flying Dutchman.” The fictional Dutchman is also known as a fearful ship to those who are superstitious, and able to destroy any vessel (using the Kraken).