[Competition Closed] MHM 20: Caption Competition

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Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!



  1. Pirates waving their arms & shouting at the fleeing ship after crashing, causing damage to cannon and gunport on deck:- “Come back! We haven’t exchanged the Lloyd’s insurance policy details!”.

  2. Pirate Captain: “Well, just fancy that. The Royal Navy issuing us with a ticket for having a faulty starboard cannon”.

  3. After the obvious deliberate collision with Captain Hill’s ship, Admiral Schumaker was black flagged by the race marshal.

  4. “It’s alright guys, I got their flag! That’ll teach them to blow a hole in the side of our ship! Hah!”

  5. The Pimlico Players’ rehearsal for ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ was cut short as a rival acting troupe resorted to foul play…

  6. Crew shout “you’ll never take this ship from us” Other crew say “We’ll just take this bit then”
    All very despondantly say “Thats not fair”

  7. The men had the utmost sympathy for Sidney when they realised his urgent call of nature had caused him to miss his ship home!

  8. Right lads make yourself comfortable the health and safety officer says no more fighting until this handrail is repaired

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