Wives in Port
Posted by John W on April 28, 1998 at 18:35:52:
In response to In Port, written by Ken on April 28, 1998 at 07:43:52
Agreed, but naval ships spent a good deal more time in port than at sea, so the practicalities had to be solved. It was only such opeastions as the blockade off Ushant that kept ships at sea continously for long periods, and this was thought to make naval history for techniques of resupply brcause it was so rare. I think the passage in P about the waiting for families to arrive at a landfall must have been a been describing a common experience.
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