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[John] Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts Jolly Roger Graphic Tee

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Size: XS

Color: Heather Gray


1682 in Wales


February 1772 near Cape Lopez (modern-day Gabon)

Rolled With:       

His Crew

Pirate Home:     

Dude was a nomad.  From Africa to South America, through the Caribbean up to Newfoundland. 


Roberts was killed on his own ship after a prolonged engagement with the Royal Navy frigate HMS Swallow commanded by Captain Challoner Ogle.  Ogle  had been searching for Roberts for several months. A tropical storm began to blow and the two ships had struggled to maneuver into a position of advantage over the other. As the two vessels passed close to each other, Roberts was fatally hit in the throat by metal fired as grapeshot from one of Swallow’s cannons. The body of the fallen captain was put overboard by his men, as he had often instructed them to do in such an eventuality in order that the authorities did not take it and hang it in public.

Legend: Unlike most pirates, who preferred small, fast sloops, Roberts commanded a large ship which had 42 cannons (52 in some accounts), the Royal Fortune. The Royal Fortune, was a French warship, which Roberts captured in the Caribbean near Martinique. As an added bonus, on board at the time of the ship’s capture, was the governor of Martinique. Roberts detested all authority and so he soon thereafter hanged the governor from the yardarm.

Wicked soft tri-blend tee that won't show your nipple ring(s).  Like all of our tees and hoodies, our designs are printed into the fabric - not pressed onto the fabric.  That means you won't have to spend your summer walking around with a plastic poster glued to your chest.      

  • 50% polyester/25% combed ringspun cotton/25% rayon jersey
  • Shirt will not prevent shrinkage while skinny-dipping.  But like all of our tees and hoodies, you can use it to cover up.  
  • Sizes are standard men's/unisex sizes.