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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.
Want to talk like a pirate? Learn a few basic phrases from this text.
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.
Blackbeard's flag repesented a skeleton spearing the bleeding heart with one hand, and toasting the devil with another. Motives for flying such a flag was meant to intimidate enemies. This flag is often called the "Jolly Roger."