A sea battle was about to commence between a pirate ship and one of His Majesty’s “ships of the line”, the pride of the British Royal Navy, fast and bristling with cannon. The pirate captain called to his aide, asking him to bring him his red coat. When the aide […]
Hundreds of years ago it was necessary to keep a good supply of cannonballs near the cannon on old war ships, so that they would be ready for action when needed. But the big problem the Royal Navy faced was how to prevent the cannonballs from rolling about the deck. […]
A Royal Navy minesweeper that was getting on in years and showing it, was cruising through a lonely stretch of the South Pacific when it was overtaken by a brand spanking new Australian cruiser. All the sailors on board the mineswepper were in awe as they looked at the new […]
The new Royal Navy recruit had just passed the physical examination that is required as part of the enlistment process to become a sailor. The doctor asked him, “Why do you want to join the Navy son?” The new recruit replied, “My father thought it would be a good career […]
The new Petty Officer was assigned to a post on a submarine. He had dreamed of going to sea and being a submariner since he was a young boy. In his eagerness to show his enthusiasm, he was trying to impress the Captain with his expertise learned in Submariner School. […]
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