Posted by Ken on April 28, 1998 at 07:43:52:
In response to Wives, written by John W on April 27, 1998 at 02:38:01
]] I can't imagine Mrs Croft (or any woman) willingly tag along...:-)
] Do you use the expression 'show a leg' to rouse someone out of bed?
] This derives from the need in the Navy to establish that the inhabitant of a hammock was a man or a woman when it was time to arise. So there were certainly women on board.
Wives were allowed on board in port at the captain's discretion. But women on board at sea were a rare occurence--technically forbidden without permission from higher authority. We had someone cite the reg in question here a few months back.
- There's a book..... Caroline 10:14:16 4/29/98 (3)
- Is This the Lavery? Ken 12:47:34 4/29/98 (2)
- Sea Fever Caroline 12:00:27 5/07/98 (0)
- That attestation led to the expression, "Wife in Every Port" *nfm Captain Everett 22:50:42 4/30/98 (0)
- Wives in Port John W 18:35:52 4/28/98 (0)
- Has anyone got..? Caroline 09:17:15 4/28/98 (2)
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