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Fourteen Inches! Memories of the Hammock

I’m presently reading a book titled “Master and Commander” by Patrick O’Brian. He goes to some length describing the sleeping arrangements aboard a ship of sail. In particular, the slinging of hammocks in the sailors quarters. The manual states each … Continue reading

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Recruiting —– Join the Navy and see the World

The Royal Navy was the largest Navy in the world at the beginning of the First World War. See the old photo of the 1916 Grand Fleet assembled for the Kings review at Spithead. The King would sail up and … Continue reading

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