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    About this Galf wrote," Neaters is the name given by seamen to unadulterated rum. Grog was the more usual way they received their rum ration, but just now and then heaven came to earth for a moment."

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    Galf's explanatory notes for this cartoon read," Dhobeying means laundering to the lubber, so it follows that Dhobey dust is soap powder.
    Those of you who are geographically challenged may need to be reminded that Botany Bay is in Australia, and so nine or ten hours ahead of western civilisation, and consequently ‘tomorrow’ already, usually."

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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," “The Andrew” is the seamens’ name for the Royal Navy, from Andrew Miller, a Chief Petty Officer in charge of a press gang in the 18c, who was so keen he was suspected of owning the RN.

    Although captured in a press many sailors then actually volunteered, in order to recieve the bounty, or King’s Shilling, and so were entered as volunteers, which had less stigma than being pressed.

    Press gangs were the active bodies seeking additional crew for ships in time of hostilities, their proper name being The Imprest Service. Mostly, the Imprest Service organised recruitment through local authorities and magistrates, etc."

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    Good choice Dave.
    It fits in very well with my current choice of ales.
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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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    Not nautical in any way, but a certain scaly scalawag on my crew wanted this passed along for your consideration...


    Of course, there's always Junior's preferred solution to that problem:
    1. Get Dad to do it.
    2. While I'm busy, steal my coffee and any bacon that's ready to eat.
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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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    This is one appropriate to the current weather here.

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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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    Interesting to see Os has one of the flexible wet mops Dave.
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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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    Did you notice that they forgot to put in the gunpowder, Rob?
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    Nor was there any sign of a flexible rammer Dave.
    I guess it is just autistic license. Damn predictive quill pens, I meant to say artistic.
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    About this, Galf wrote," Here are Abie and Os at a burial at sea.
    To “lose the number of one’s mess” was seaman talk for dying – one of many euphemisms for it.
    To die without the help of a sawbones was generally preferred because it usually involved a lot less pain and suffering."

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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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    I think you have found my source, Rob.

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    Not sure that I have Dave, as none of mine have any explanations with them.
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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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    Nice one Dave.


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    Rob.
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    Keep them coming LoL

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    About this, Galf explained," Bilboes are restraining chains and clamps used for felons awaiting punishment.".

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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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    About this Galf wrote,"This one has a bit of Jackspeak so, to save you going to my dictionary pages…
    ‘Bubbly’ in the old navy was the name for grog freshly mixed; when the water was first added to the neat rum, it created a head, just like beer does.
    ‘Addled’ means drunk. It still does.
    ‘Swinging the lamp’ means to tell a tall story, or just to stretch the facts a bit.
    In the background can be seen a marine sentry standing beside the belfry and guarding the scuttlebutt, to prevent unauthorised access to it. Also AC (Able Cat) Emily is trying to get into the chicken coop, for obvious reasons. "

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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 explained," Seamen used the term ‘barky’ as an affectionate reference to their, or another, ship. To Abie and Os, HMS Sardonique is ‘The Old Barky Sarky’.
    The top hamper on a sailing ship is all the masts, rigging and sails, which of course would have to be minimised on an aircraft carrier, as Abie realised, although his appreciation of human nature would seem to be somewhat less astute."

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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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