A pirate spotter from the crows nest alerts the captain below "two British warships on the horizon sir approaching quickly!"
The Pirate Captain, looks at his ensign standing next to him "get me my red shirt!" The ensign replies "red shirt sir?" YES MY BOY (he responds) "If I am wounded in battle, the red shirt does not show the blood, so the men will continue to fight unafraid." The ensign ran off to fetch the red shirt -- amazed at the courage of such a man.
The pirates bravely fought the British, injured and bloodied, but narrowly escaped!
As dawn came the next morning, the lookout screamed "10 British warships on the horizon sir!" The men became silent and looked to the Captain for his plan of attack.
The Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, 'Bring me my brown pants!!!'