The long war that raged in Europe between 1793 and 1815 affected people in various ways.
It is an accepted fact that ships build along the French slick lines we’re faster than there English counterparts.
So much so that when a French vessel was captured they would normally be brought into the service of the Royal Navy.
French prisoners of war during this period would spend many years in prisons in England or on board what was called sheer hulks (a term which means a shell of a vessel with all the fittings removed including the masts.
Life was not pleasant and very boring, thus sailors of the French navy turned their considerable talents to the making of Whalebone models of the ships they served on below is one of those models currently in the Bayworld museum complex Port Elizabeth there website is http://www.bayworld.co.za
THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS ” THE STERLEY’S OF OAKLAND PARK ( A PARODY OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE)
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