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Thread #136851   Message #3127041
Posted By: Rank
02-Apr-11 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: Origins: Turkish man of war
There is a song in the DT called The 23rd of February about a British sea battle with Turkish men of war. I have heard the song called Turkish man of war and with a first line of 'Twas on the twenty fourth of March me lads, so there may be other titles dates etc.. I don't know if this is a recent song or if it relates to an actual event. Some of the Turkish ship names look a bit un-turkish e.g. The Green Pea, The Rose and Crown and The Harp and Lyre.