Attempts to rescue the seaman from anonymity and portray him in true colors. Sees the British seaman as a vigorous, quirky, idiosyncratic figure whose vitality could not be quenched by horrible conditions, disgusting food, or cruel punishments.In 1692 instructions were drawn up for Clerks of the Cheque, the representatives of the Navy Office at the ports, ... The muster-master was only really interested in the mana#39;s name, number, pay due and whether he was marked R, D or DD.
|Title||:||The British Seaman 1200-1860|
|Publisher||:||Associated University Presse - 1970|