Posted by Adam Quinan on September 07, 2021 at 05:06:12 user Adam.
In Reply to: Captain Flint posted by John Nichols on September 06, 2021 at 07:48:00:
It was common for the crew to collectively name themselves after their ship and in naval action use it as a rallying cry, hence the Swallows sail the Swallow and the Amazons sail the ______?
I always enjoy the thought that in some Patrick O'Brian's books, the sailors boarding an enemy ship would climb aboard shouting "Surprise!".
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