Abel arrived in Nassau around January 1714. He was immediately disliked by the pirate Edward Thatch. In June 1715, his vessel was traveling past Cape Bonavista, in western Cuba, when it was attacked by a Royal Navy frigate, HMS Intrigue. Bramah's crew managed to demast the attacking vessel, but the victory was short-lived as it was discovered the magazine had caught fire. Bramah immediately shouted for the crew to douse the flames, unaware of a hooded, shadowy figure behind him. Before Kenway could shout a warning, the figure, an Assassin named Duncan Walpole who had been a passenger aboard the British warship, leaped down and stabbed the captain in the back, killing him.
Personality and characteristics
- "Nobody but his own mother was going to mourn our captain's passing."
- ―Edward Kenway regarding Bramah's death.[src]
- Abel Bramah's outfit is identical to those of pirate hunter captains.
- Edward later expressed that he regretted joining Bramah's crew.