Hmmmmmm. Apparently that’s the crapper on the tall ship HMS Victory. Pretty swanky... I like the ambiance and the view... but even the senior officers lacked any refinement when doing their business. TP that we take for granted today was not invented then; they used old notes or ‘a fibrous material called oakum’.
It makes ya appreciate the ol’ Thunderbox and see your luxuries in a different light.
What they aren't showing is that the officer's gallery was a two to three hole bench jutting out over the side of the ship very near the stern. The crew used the head, which was nothing much more than an open square shaped hole over the water, just forward of the bow. Translation: The crew got a rough ride; the officers didn't.ReplyDelete