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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.
Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.
Want to talk like a pirate? Learn a few basic phrases from this text.