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In praise of Naval discipline

wo hundred years ago this year, HMS , an 84-gun, second-rate ship-of-the-line, was being prepared for launching at the Bombay shipyard in India. After more than 80 years of acting as a British Empire gunboat she was ‘retired’ to the calmer waters of Shotley in Suffolk, where she was one of five Admiralty training hulks designed to prepare volunteers aged from 15 to 17 for the rigours

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