The Experto Crede was a brigantine and former slave ship that was captained by the Maroon assassin Adewale from 1735 to 1758. The ship belonged to the French Navy for years, but Adewale and Augustin Dieufort seized the ship in Port-au-Prince harbor in 1735 after distracting the crew by burning a nearby watchtower. The ship was crewed by liberated slaves and commanded by Adewale, with Dieufort serving as quartermaster. The Experto Crede sailed across the central Caribbean Sea with the goal of raiding plantations, plundering merchant ships, and liberating slaves from slave ships. In 1751, Adewale and the Experto Crede sailed to Rockport, Massachusetts to acquire supplies for the victims of the 1751 Port-au-Prince earthquake, and the ship fought at the Siege of Louisbourg in 1758 before fleeing to Vieille Carriere in Canada. The ship was beached in an effort by Adewale to save himself and the crew, but Adewale was assassinated by the Templar Shay Cormac in the village, and his ship was captured by the Templars and broken up.