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Conditions in Nelson's navy uncovered by scientists
Telegraph ^ | Saturday, September 3, 2011 | Nick Collins

Posted on 09/03/2011 7:14:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

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To: USNBandit

All the more reason for me to give them a go!

Thank you.


51 posted on 09/04/2011 9:25:28 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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I don't know if they used ladies for powder monkeys, but O'Brien's books do mention a woman on board who did the laundry...

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52 posted on 09/16/2011 6:16:39 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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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”.


53 posted on 09/16/2011 7:26:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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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.


54 posted on 09/16/2011 11:54:08 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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