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    Although from a different age, this one reminded me of The Cromwell which we saw down at Gloucester Docks last month.

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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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    "Land i sikte" means "Land in sight" and is used as Land ohoy!

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    Nice one Jonas, and thanks for adding to the beers. We are getting a bit thin on finding new ones.
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    Here is something we do not want to happen to our ships.

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    Nor do we want a...........

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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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    You may have to paddle your own

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    I would much rather sail a ........

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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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    Unless it is a Portuguese Man o' War, which of course is a type of

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    If you fancy trying the Scarlet Macaw ale, which appeared a few days ago, Rob, I saw some in my local ASDA store yesterday. So, if you have an ASDA near you, they may have some. i have not tried any myself.

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    My flag is now at.........

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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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    Please accept my condolences. Will there be a Burial at Sea?

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    No we are bringing him back home pickled in a vat of.......

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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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    Several Royal Navy ships have been named H.M.S. Nonsuch. One of the most famous dates from the 17th century. Built in 1668, this 53-foot ketch was built and launched in Gravesend, England. The Nonsuch was commissioned to undertake a trans-Atlantic voyage bound for Hudson Bay, Canada. The reason for this particular voyage was to prove that a fur-trade industry, proposed by Radisson & Groseilleurs, from North America would be more efficient and adventurous through Hudson Bay than through the current set up of transporting fur from the established St. Lawrence River Route.
    It took the Nonsuch 118 days to complete the journey across the Atlantic and anchored off the mouth of the ‘Rupert’ (christened ‘Rupert’ by the crew after Prince Rupert who had backed the expedition) on 29th September.
    With the fur and prime beaver pelts back in England the demand was so great for beaver felt hats that the backers of the expedition approached King Charles II and explained how lucrative this opportunity could be, and demanded a charter to be established. This gave birth to the Hudson’s Bay Company.
    In 1970, a replica Nonsuch was built to celebrate its 300th anniversary by the Hudson’s Bay company, the main reason for this is because the original expedition opened up the entire west coast of Canada to trade to England. The replica can now be found in Manitoba Museum in the Nonsuch Gallery.
    http://wellersofguildford.com/conten...geoffrey-hunt/


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    Another famous ship " the Matthew" which discovered Newfoundland in the 15th century.

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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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    Beware the sea mist in the northern waters.

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    I am more worried about a bunch of ......


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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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    Here is a German beer.

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    Another seafaring gent.

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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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    Another German beer from the same brewery.

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    "Land i sikte" is Swedish for "Land in sight" which is the standard phrase for "Land ohoy".

    Didn't use that one for my Johan Puke campaign.

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    Nice one Jonas, and good on you for chipping in with a drink. It sometimes feels like Dave and I are all alone on this thread.
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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 mine for the day is another seafaring gent.

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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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    When I taste one or find one irl I take a picture and put it here. It's been a few, but I think you can count them on one hand's fingers...

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    Many of the ones I find I have not tasted, but it is fascinating how many you do find after putting them on here Jonas. I never found this. However I did come across this........ http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art170414.asp
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    Back to Germany again.

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    I am also venturing to foreign parts today Dave.

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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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    I am back in Germany for another beer.

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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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    This is something a sailor does not want to be.

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    Nor would he wish to end up on the.......

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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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    Under full sail from New York to Hamburg in 1875, the Schiller foundered on the Retarrier reef in thick fog. Only thirty seven of the three hundred and seventy two people on board survived but such was the effort made by Scillonians to rescue passengers that Germany spared the islands from attack during both World Wars.

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    Star of India
    was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship. After a full career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route. Retired in 1926, she was not restored until 1962–63 and is now a seaworthy museum ship home-ported at the Maritime Museum of San Diego in San Diego, California. She is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still floating.The ship is both a California Historical Landmark and United States National Historic Landmark.

    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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    Another ale from the Scilly Isles.

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    London-bound with her exotic fruit cargo, the schooner Challenger struck rocks and sank off Gunners Ledge on 21st November 1843.

    The crew of eight managed to row to Bryher with only one oar, and because of them the whole island was put under quarantine.

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    This one is a really....

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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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    The Association, flagship of the British fleet, struck the Gilstone Ledge in 1707 and sank within three minutes. Three other ships foundered that same night with the loss of two thousand sailors. This was described as the worst naval disaster of all time.

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    Here is the Admiral who went down with his ship "The Association" in this fiasco.

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    Sir Cloudesley Shovell.

    Now that is a name!

    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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    My beer.

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    Rob.
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    The brewery wrote," In 1577, Francis Drake in Golden Hind, with four other ships, set out from Plymouth to sail around the world. By June 1579 Drake’s ship was the only one remaining and it was anchored in a bay just north of San Francisco, further north than any other Europeans had been. This was where California was claimed for England and named Nova Albion. On his return to England in 1580, Drake, as the first Captain to circumnavigate the world, was knighted and his discovery of Nova Albion led directly to our colonisation of America."

    Now, if we had only been able to hold on to Nova Albion.....

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    That looks like a.....

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    to me Dave.
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    The brewery wrote," The Victoria Cross, introduced in January 1856, was first awarded to Charles Davis Lucas. The 20 year old Lucas was the mate on H.M.S. Hecla as it bombarded a fortress in the Crimea, when a Russian shell landed on its crowded deck.

    The fuse was still fizzing when Lucas sprang forward and threw it overboard. It exploded as it hit the water. No one was hurt, and he was immediately promoted for his bravery.

    31 years later he retired as a Rear Admiral, a real cool customer. "

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    Nice one Dave.
    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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    Now for another mariner.......

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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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    About this hero of the sea the brewery, wrote" Captain Webb, a Merchant Navy officer from Dawley in Shropshire fully immersed himself in the sea, both as a brave rescuer and as the first cross channel swimmer. His first attempt was thwarted by strong currents, but on August 24th 1875 he dived in again at Dover to emerge 22 hours later at Calais. Afterwards he did exhibition swims and stunts until eight years later he died swimming the Niagara Falls rapids. This brave man is probably best remembered for featuring on Captain Webb match boxes."

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    This one is a rather ill starred captain.


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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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    This drink too commemorates the Titanic.

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    The brewers wrote," This beer is both a memorial to those that lost their lives and a tribute to those that saved many with their calmness and courage.

    White Star Line's R.M.S. Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ship of her time was on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, when she collided with an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland.

    She eventually sank into the icy depths of the North Atlantic just over 3 hours later, on 15th April 1912 with the loss of 1517 lives."

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    More White Star Line ales from Liverpool.

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    Pier 59 being the place in New York where the titanic was due to dock.

    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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    This drink commemorates a little known adventure.

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    The brewery wrote, " The 6th June 1896 saw Norwegian fishermen George Harbo and Frank Samuelson set out to row the Atlantic from New York. Lured by prize money and fame they crossed it in 55 days.

    On returning, their steam ship ran out of coal off Cape Cod and everything made of wood was ordered to be broken up to fuel the boilers. Rather than risk their boat Frank & George lowered it into the sea and rowed back to New York.

    Fame & fortune eluded them and they sank back into obscurity to leave a record that lasted 115 years."

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    Well at least George and Frank did not lose a man overboard.
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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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    The brewery wrote," On the 18th January 1788, the first convict ship anchored in Botany Bay. A fleet of 11 ships had sailed from Portsmouth the previous May with 778 male & female convicts plus 550 officers, marines, crew and their families.

    These petty criminals, never to return to Britain became the founders of modern Australia.

    Conditions were tough in Britain at the time and it was even tougher down under, but look how things have changed over the last 225 years."

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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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    Another record breaking Channel swimmer:

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    About this the brewery wrote," On August 18th 1985, New Zealand fireman Philip Rush stepped into the English Channel at the start of an epic swimming marathon.

    68 miles and 28 hours later he stepped onto the French side to become the World record holder for the fastest two-way and three-way crossings.

    This is a record that stands to this day and as a retired swimmer Philip now plays an invaluable role as coach to New Zealand's Olympic marathon swimmers.

    Kiwis can't fly, but this one can certainly swim."

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