thomas crossbones

The flags hoisted by the pirate fleet in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End are based on actual flags of real-world pirates. We see (in no particular order) the flags of:

  • Christopher Moody (red flag with a winged chalice, arm & knife, and skull on crossbones)
  • Thomas Tew (an arm with a cutlass)
  • De Vranck (a man clubbing a skull & crossbones)
  • Bartholomew “Black Bart” Roberts (a man dancing with a skeleton who holds a spear)
  • Edward “Blackbeard” Teach (a skeleton holding a spear stabbing a red heart) is barely shown just before the flag of
  • Bartholomew Roberts is hoisted
  • Edward Low (a red skeleton)

The flag hoisted by the Black Pearl is that of John “Calico Jack” Rackham (a skull and crossed cutlasses).