Cook, c. 1799. Ships' cooks were usually disabled seamen but were ranked as warrant officers. This cook is wearing the typical cook's dress of the Royal Navy. The average sailor's diet each week was 1lb (450 g) of ship's biscuit, 4lbs (1.8 kg) of beef, 2lbs (907 g) of pork, 2lbs (907 g) of peas, 1.5lbs (680 g) of oatmeal, 6oz (170 g) of sugar and 6oz (170 g) of butter, and 12oz (340 g) of cheese a week. These provisions were often rotten after months at sea.
...In the 1940's, the U.S. Navy became aware that the Germans were being helped by Reptilian E.T.'s with weapons, propulsion systems, and advancements in material science. This was high-clearance information which ran parallel to the normal German military. Consequently, this intel was compartmentalized among the Nazi ranks, and was separate from the conventional, Nazi air program....
Lieutenant, c. 1799. Midshipmen had to pass an examination to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant, usually around the age of 19. Lieutenants were in charge of deck watches, and in action commanded a gun battery. They were sometimes despatched on shore in ports like London in charge of press gangs. Although landsmen were sometimes taken by mistake or by malice, the gang concentrated their efforts on finding experienced seamen, who were often taken from merchant ships in port at the time.
Cabin Boy, c. 1799. Ship's boys were usually aged between 12 and 16 years. Some came from poor families, others who had been convicted of petty crimes or vagrancy were recommended by magistrates. They were at the bottom of the naval hierarchy and were tasked with such menial duties as cleaning the pigsties and hen coops.
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