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Thread #33289   Message #443260
Posted By: Gervase
18-Apr-01 - 06:14 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
As I recall, the Leopard was a hidous naval freak - a ship with what appeared to be a bow at both ends, originally designed as a floating bombardment vessel but never used in that role. Certainly Aubrey had mixed feelings about her - but she was a regular RN vessel and he didn't sail her under a Letter of Marque.
But that's nit-picking for you. I like the song Jed - what's the tune?