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Flogging is method of punishment by beating the human body with particular implements such as lashes, whips, switches, rods, etc. Flogging was one of the most common punishments Navy sailors from many countries received during the Age of Sail. Since many of the pirates served in the Navy, they tended to avoid flogging as punishment during their pirate service.
To fully become members of the pirate crew, new recruits had to sign a document and swore an oath of allegiance. This piece of pirate history was actually true, and pirate code was used on almost every pirate ships during the Golden Age of Piracy.
The most famous pirates are known by their descriptive names. Many pirate nicknames often incorporated a physical trait or characteristic of their personality. Find out why pirates adopted nicknames and read about some interesting origins of fictional pirate names!
"Truth" behind the name of Davy Jones.