Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:42 PM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:34 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:56 AM
Perhaps the ship's name was "The Jolly Roger", and that is how the flag got it's name.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:44 PM
Thanks i found this,
"On 18 July 1700, so the official British Admiralty reports, Captain John Cranby discovered his frigate HMS Poole (built) 1696 of Nye in East Cowes, 32 guns
Wynnes ship Adventure when the Cape Verde Island of Brava. For several days, but Wynne escaped pirates, other than two Pirate ships (La Foudre Lussan and treasure under Moore), his support appeared  followed Cranby. Cranby's report is, as far as known, the first mention of a flag with the skull and crossed bones on a pirate ship: "a black flag with crossed bones, a skull and an hourglass" ("a sable ensign with cross bones, a death's head, and an hour glass").
very little online about this man,strange.
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