1722 in piracy

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See also 1721 in piracy, 1723 in piracy and Timeline of piracy.


Atlantic Ocean[edit]

Caribbean Sea[edit]

  • March - The Greyhound Galley seized and robbed by Spanish subjects.
  • March–April - Matthew Luke, Spanish guardacostas, plunders 4 British vessels, killing all aboard.
  • May - Luke captured by HMS Lanceston, and brought to Jamaica. He is later hanged there with all but 7 of his crew.

Indian Ocean[edit]

West Africa[edit]


February 10 - Bartholomew Roberts, who reportedly robbed 470 vessels in his career, killed in action off Cape López.