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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.
Mary Ormond was the only official wife of famous pirate captain Blackbeard, although it is believed that he had 14 wives during his life. It is not much documented about Marry Ormond, which suggest that she was not part of Blackbeard pirate life.
Keelhauling represent a method of punishment or execution, once practiced out to sailors at sea. Every pirate and Navy sailor feared the most horrific, brutal and sadistic torture technique that ever existed in the Age of Sail.
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.