Why did one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced subs return to port with a pirate flag?

Why did one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced subs return to port with a pirate flag?
WaPo ^ | 9/13/17 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff

Posted on 9/18/2017, 12:31:40 PM by Rebelbase

[snip] An image posted to a Pentagon media site and tweeted by Scottish journalist Ian Keddie shows the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine, returning to her home port in Washington Tuesday flying the American flag alongside the unmistakable pirate skull and crossed bones, known as the Jolly Roger.

The 450-foot-long vessel is one of three in its class and is specially modified to conduct some of America’s most covert underwater operations. That fact alone — as Keddie points out — makes the appearance of the black and white flag significant. The Carter, according to photos posted in April, also flew the Jolly Roger returning from its last patrol.

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