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  • Here's some brutal facts about Keelhauling, a pirate's preferred method of torture!

  • If you're an insubordinate sailor, especially one that thinks about committing mutiny, you

  • may find yourself keelhauled for your trouble.

  • The keel is kind of like the ship's spine, at the very bottom of the ship connecting

  • the bow to the stern.

  • The rebellious sailors would be hauled off the side of the ship with ropes, and dragged

  • all the way across the keel.

  • If you could hold your breath, you might survive, but your body may be broken by the repeated

  • whacks against the barnacle-encrusted hull of the ship.

  • While keelhauling is synonymous with outlaw pirates, it's widely believed that a number

  • of different national navies performed this kind of torture, off the official books of

  • course.

  • The sea is a lawless place, even more so in the past, so don't stab your captain in

  • the back!

Here's some brutal facts about Keelhauling, a pirate's preferred method of torture!

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Keelhauling Pirate Torture - Worst Punishments in the History of Mankind

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