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JOLLY ROGER
pirate ship model

The term Jolly Roger goes back to at least Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates, published in Britain nearly 300 years ago.

Johnson specifically cites two pirates as having named their flag "Jolly Roger": Bartholomew Roberts in June, 1721 and Francis Spriggs in December 1723. While Spriggs and Roberts used the same name for their flags, their flag designs were quite different, suggesting that already "Jolly Roger" was a generic term for black pirate flags rather than a name for any single specific design.

Richard Hawkins, who was captured by pirates in 1724, reported that the pirates had a black flag bearing the figure of a skeleton stabbing a heart with a spear, which they named "Jolly Roger".
During the Elizabethan era Roger was a slang term for beggars and vagrants who "pretended scholarship. "Sea beggars had been a popular name for Dutch privateers since the 16th century.

Another theory states that Jolly Roger is an English corruption of Ali Raja, supposedly a 17th-century Tamil pirate. Yet another theory is that it was taken from a nickname for the devil, Old Roger. The jolly appellation may be derived from the apparent grin of a skull.

This Jolly Roger pirate ship model was constructed based on numeral movie's photos supplied by a gentleman who was a serious collector of pirate ships.

 

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Like all of our pirate ship models, this Flying Dutchman Jolly Roger pirate ship model features:

  • Scratch-built

  • Plank-on-frame construction (very important)

  • >95% of parts are wood and metal

  • Blackened metal cannons and wooden carriage.  All of the gun under the deck are "real" guns which are comprised of metal barrels and wooden carriages.  

  • Realistic old-looking thin sails.

  • Hand-carved three-dimensional stern gallery.  NOBODY else in the world has done this kind of work

36" long x 30" tall x 15" wide    $2,900    S & H is 150

Add light feature:  $200    

For display case, please click here: Model Ship Display Case


And please click on the blue wordings to check out our beautiful Black Pearl pirate ship, Flying Dutchman pirate ship, and the Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge pirate ship model.