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To: Seizethecarp

The reason that homosexual acts were an offense punishable by death in the Royal Navy was to protect young sailors, some as young as 8 or 9 years old from sexual assault by petty officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers. Some ships captains were notorious sexual predators.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 6:10:08 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316
The reason that homosexual acts were an offense punishable by death in the Royal Navy was to protect young sailors ...

I thought the Royal Navy was supposed to be all about "rum, sodomy, and the lash".

13 posted on 06/24/2013 8:37:46 PM PDT by wideminded
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