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Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
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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."
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.