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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Sailor Punishments

Here's a list of punishments for sailors dating from 1848. Some of them seem pretty harsh!

Examples include:

For bad cooking = 12 strokes of the whip
For bad language = 12 strokes of the whip
For being naked on deck = 9 strokes of the whip

[via Electric Venom via Jennifers History and Stuff]


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Jennifer

Thanks for the link. :-)

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