Captain Bellamy was the captain of the merchant ship the Edinburgh Trader. Unlike his superstitious crew, Bellamy was a very practical man and did not believe in ghosts. Nonetheless, when stowaway Elizabeth Swann made it seem as if the Ebinburgh was haunted and the spirit wanted them to sail to Tortuga, Bellamy did not question it. On the way back from Tortuga, the Edinburgh picked up Will Turner in the water, fresh from escaping from the Flying Dutchman. This doomed everyone aboard to suffer the wrath of Davy Jones, who summoned the Kraken and had it attack the other ship. Bellamy was the first aboard to be killed by the monster, when a tentacle snatched him right off the deck and yanked him into the sea.