[Ed. Note: An interesting read, this one is…]
by Joe Jarvis
The Daily Bell
You never hear about a one-man pirate ship.
Pirates had to work together to successfully plunder and rob.
The average old-timey Caribean-type pirate ship during the 17th and 18th centuries consisted of 80 pirates, and some pirate crews reached into the hundreds.
But pirates were not known for being the most orderly people.
How did ruffians who thought nothing of murder work together to relieve massive armed merchant vessels of their goods? And how could one pirate be sure his hard work wouldn’t simply be stolen by a rival, or expropriated by the Captain?