During any attack, French privateer Francois Le Clerc was always the first to board an enemy vessel. This cavalier attitude earned him a reputation as a badass, but it literally cost him an arm and a leg.
While fighting the English at Guernsey in 1549, he suffered severe damage to his arm and lost his leg - but Le Clerc didn’t let that stop him. Instead, he fashioned himself a wooden prosthetic and became known as Jambe de Bois" ("Peg Leg") - he was, after all, the first pirate in the modern era to have a wooden leg.
After raiding several ports in Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, Peg Leg & Co became the first Europeans to settle on Saint Lucia, using the nearby Pigeon Island to target Spanish treasure galleons.