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  • Pirate Boarder

    A sailing vessel has huge need for muscle power to raise anchors, hoist sails, load cargo, and handle the guns. The boarders (or 'lang') are therefore a combination of fearsome fighters who lead the attack on a prize, and active (albeit unskilled) members …

  • Pirate Seaman

    Most of the sailors who crewed pirate vessels were skilled seamen, many of whom had been at sea since birth. If not born into a pirate family, many seamen came from fisher families along the coasts or rivers. They would raise and lower the mainsail, main …

  • Cheung Po Tsai

    Cheung Po Tsai, or 'Cheung Po the Kid', is a famous pirate operating around Hong Kong and in the South China Sea. He was a son of a Tanka fisherman who lived in Xinhui of Jiangmen but was kidnapped by the pirate Cheng I and his wife Ching Shih when he was …

  • Ching Shih

    Ching Shih successfully engaged in illicit activities throughout her life, and therefore little is known about her early life, including her birth name and precise date of birth. She was working as a prostitute on one of Canton's floating brothels until …