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Stuff sailors should know

February 25th, 2019

In the heyday of sailing ships, all warships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon


Swearing like a Sailor

February 24th, 2019

Back in the early 1800s, the cask containing a ship’s daily supply of freshwater was called a ‘scuttlebutt’, but we



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