Contrary to the popular belief that all Acadians were deported, some did fight back and resist. Many of the thousands of Acadians who fled to Miramichi, Restigouche and Québec or who had escaped from British prisons and forts resisted, either by joining the French troops, by becoming privateers or by deliberately hindering British plans. Some, like the Pembroke mutineers even successfully eluded the Deportation. In December 1755, the Pembroke left Annapolis Royal bound for North Carolina with 232 Acadian deportees on board. After a mutiny on board, a group of Acadians took over the ship and its crew and headed for the Saint John River. The majority of them then fled towards Québec.