Skip to comments.Conditions in Nelson's navy uncovered by scientists
Posted on 09/03/2011 7:14:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The worst part of being in Nelson's navy would have had to be the weekly octopus or squid attack.
I remember hating basketball because my weekly game was the same night ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ aired.
God bless you...you saved us from being less than we are
The days of iron men and wooden ships
There is a not so subtle difference. John Paul Jones was dug out from under some shop that was built over a cemetery in Paris. His remains were moved to a new crypt in the chapel at Annapolis, where his body lies in a blue grey marble sarcophagus riding on the back of 4 marble dolphins. It is pretty awesome.
Only proves that people rise to the needs of their day. Just as our people braved the seas to come to a wilderness, fought in terrible wars, and served in wooden coffins at sea. They were made of strong stuff. If pushed, such men and women still walk the streets of England and The United States. I see in the English speaking world great strength. We are —as a group—idealists, and right thinkers who never give up. I recall what a Japanese POW on Tarawa said: “I knew we had lost when the Marine kept coming at us with there guts hanging out.” (or words to that effect). We should be proud of our shared past. We can give more than we think, endure more, and fight harder than most peoples on this fair planet.
“then you really might not want to see this, about John Paul Jones:”
I just write about him. I am not emotionally invested in the man. Besides, he looks than I am likely to when my body has been around that long.
You’ve heard the song Naval Academy midshipmen wrote about Jones?
Everybody works but John Paul Jones!
He lies around all day,
Body pickled in alcohol
On a permanent jag, they say
I've meant to get around to O’Brian’s stuff, but I have not. Mainly because I have the complete Hornblower saga in audio format and that, so far, has satisfied my desire for romanticism of the era from the comfort of my desk.
I hate to say it, but it is better than Hornblower. I think O’Brian does a better job with the details and his written dialog is extremely good. I do love both, but I enjoyed O’Brian’s work more.
All the more reason for me to give them a go!
Maybe I was thinking of pirates or something. Must have seen something on TV that left me with that impression probably that show “Worst Jobs in History”.
no, the article does mention how women were used as hookers on some ships, but when the grog got passed out, it caused a lot of problems.
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