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Female Tars

Women aboard Ship in the Age of Sail

By (author) Suzanne J. Stark
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Pimlico
Published: 31st Dec 1999
Dimensions: w 135mm h 216mm
ISBN-10: 0712666958
ISBN-13: 9780712666954
Barcode No: 9780712666954
Provides an in-depth study of the women who lived and worked on British warships of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The author investigates the custom of allowing prostitutes to live with the crews of warships in port and why the Royal Navy unofficially condoned the practice. She offers accounts of the wives of warrant officers and seaman who spent years at sea living - and fighting - beside their men without pay or even food rations and of the women in disguise who actually served as seaman or marines.

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