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Thread #136851 Message #3128522
Posted By: Gurney
04-Apr-11 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
Les, I've always assumed that our heros were on a private ship, not a naval vessel, and since the 'Turks' were regarded as pirates, perhaps naval law wouldn't apply. Would Mediterranean ships be much use outside the Straits?
Bristol was a major seaport, of course, particularly concerning the Irish and American trade.
By the way, the variant that I sang, it was 'THE pink, so clear....' another named ship. I don't know if the 'Turks' used Pinks, the vessel.
I'm dredging 20yo memories here. Good, robust song, isn't it.