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    Here is a special one today sent to me by Galf himself.

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    This one was to accompany a whingey letter from Nelson to Emma that had not previously been published and that had recently been sold for umpteen thousand dollars in the US.
    All the best,
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Now that is a real treasure. So, is Galf following our use of his cartoons?

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    Not sure if he has seen this yet, but he said he is:-a member of The 1805 Club, and does an AB&OS cartoon for their twice yearly newsletter.

    It might be worth having a look at them and what they have to offer.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Meanwhile for today.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Nice cartoons shipmates.

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    Cheers Neil.
    On behalf of Dave and myself I thank you.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The 1805 club's website is to be found at http://www.1805club.org/

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    Here is an article about an important discovery made by a member of the 1805 club.

    http://www.1805club.org/Lt_William_Hicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Here is an article about an important discovery made by a member of the 1805 club.

    http://www.1805club.org/Lt_William_Hicks
    Thanks for that a very rare find inded. It was nice of the family to donate such priceless items.

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    Thanks for that Dave.
    This is just a taste of what the 1805 Club has on offer.
    I intend to try and form a relationship with them if they are willing.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Now for something completely similar.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    About this,Galf wrote,"Every ship had Standing Orders posted up for all to see, informing the crew of the rules that governed that particular ship in the way the captain preferred.
    Os cannot read, yet, so Abie is helping him out, but not improving him."

    If you look at the notice, you will observe that apparently H.M.S. Sardonique was equipped with a printing press ( or a word processor and printer from the future). :)

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    Very good, Vol! It is refreshing to have someone new joining this thread.

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    It was not a promotion. The 'Captains of the Heads' cleaned the toilets and the side of the ship below them.

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    Why do Swedish ships have bar codes painted on their prows?

    So when they return to port, they can Scandinavian.

    B)

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Why do Swedish ships have bar codes painted on their prows?

    So when they return to port, they can Scandinavian.

    B)
    That is bad enough to be one of my jokes Chris.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Galf wrote,"A middie is a midshipman.
    They often did not have an easy life aboard."

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Galf's comment is," Dhobeying is laundry, from an old Indian word, and, like everything else, is very competitive in the RN, where the appearance of ones rig is a matter. Of some pride.".

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Here are AB & OS undergoing the punishment they received in #466.

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    Galf wrote," Abie and Os are found cleaning the heads.
    This was unsurprisingly an unpopular task reserved for those who deserved punishment, who usually had to do it for a week, until some other crew member deserved it more.".

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Galf's comment about this cartoon was," Abie and Os are here seen collecting their hammocks from the Jaunty (the Master-at-Arms) who is removing them from the hammock netting, where they are stored during the day, to give some protection against small arms fire from an enemy.
    The Master-at-Arms, being the ship’s policeman, is/was universally not the favourite petty officer on board, amongst the other ranks.".

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    Not particularly nautical, but this is something an old friend got hit with.

    "You know your girlfriend is evil when... you walk into the bathroom and realize she has opened a portal to Hell in the toilet."
    --Massad Ayoob
    --Diamondback
    PMH, SME, TLA, BBB

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