Did Sauron take One Ring with him to Númenor?
From: Erik Tracy
Yes, Sauron willingly went as prisoner to Númenor and took the One Ring with him. He was most delighted to work his evil in Númenor under the guise of a penitent; and he used the Ring to dominate the mind of Ar-Pharazôn and to sway the people of Númenor into the worship of Morgoth. His subtle persuasions and twisted whisperings into the ear of Ar-Pharazôn of claiming the immortal land of Valinor as his own resulted in the Rebellion of Númenor. But even Sauron was confounded by the magnitude of response to this evil act: the Valar called upon the Creator, Ilúvatar, and he opened the seas and sank Númenor:
[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #211)
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