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3rd Jul '16 6:47:00 PM Doug86
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* ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'' fills the Indian Ocean with lesbian sailors during WorldWarII.

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* ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'' fills the Indian Ocean with lesbian sailors during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
15th Jun '16 8:36:31 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced vaguely a few times in the ''{{Temeraire}}'' series, when Laurence reflects on some of the hazards of the Navy, while musing he was lucky to escape that part of it himself.

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* Referenced vaguely a few times in the ''{{Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series, when Laurence reflects on some of the hazards of the Navy, while musing he was lucky to escape that part of it himself.



* Referenced on a number of occasions in Patrick O'Brian's ''AubreyMaturin'' series. While sodomy is technically a hanging offense in the Royal Navy, the more liberal sort of officer - such as Jack Aubrey - tends to turn a blind eye to it unless it's excessively blatant, or is coupled with some other breach of the Articles of War that can't be ignored. The main problem that Jack has with gays in command positions is not so much their sexuality as that the favoritism they show their partners has a very bad effect on their ships' order and discipline.

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* Referenced on a number of occasions in Patrick O'Brian's ''AubreyMaturin'' ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. While sodomy is technically a hanging offense in the Royal Navy, the more liberal sort of officer - such as Jack Aubrey - tends to turn a blind eye to it unless it's excessively blatant, or is coupled with some other breach of the Articles of War that can't be ignored. The main problem that Jack has with gays in command positions is not so much their sexuality as that the favoritism they show their partners has a very bad effect on their ships' order and discipline.
9th May '16 8:49:55 AM igordebraga
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* the Pogues album "RumSodomyAndTheLash" used the painting "WreckOfTheMedusa" as a sleeve design. This refers to a wreck involving a French troopship, so has no relevance to the title

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* the Pogues Music/ThePogues album "RumSodomyAndTheLash" ''Rum Sodomy and the Lash'' used the painting "WreckOfTheMedusa" ''Wreck Of The Medusa'' as a sleeve design. This refers to a wreck involving a French troopship, so has no relevance to the titletitle.
* The infamous BawdySong "So What" (covered by Music/{{Metallica}}) has two guys performing SerialEscalation telling the nasty stuff they did. The first one is "Well, Ive been to Hastings, and Ive been to Brighton, I've been to Eastbourne too". All are coastal cities, and the same guy later says "I've even sucked an old man's cock", so that might be an allusion to the Navy's habits...
27th Apr '16 8:28:56 AM dotchan
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It's a lonely life in the Navy. Outside {{prison|Rape}} or [[SchoolgirlLesbians single-gender schools]], probably the most well-known version of SituationalSexuality is in the naval service. For years, men would be left alone together on ships for weeks on end, as female sailors served in a very limited capacity if at all (this is slowly changing). Sexual needs had to be met somehow and that meant a lot of men turned to one another for comfort. This has led to sailors becoming sex symbols among gay men. Definitely TruthInTelevision on occasion, and in fiction, a common subtrope of the ManlyGay and StraightGay types. Pretty much OlderThanSteam.

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It's a lonely life in the Navy. Outside {{prison|Rape}} or [[SchoolgirlLesbians single-gender schools]], probably the most well-known version of SituationalSexuality is in the naval service. For years, men would be left alone together on ships for weeks on end, as female sailors served in a very limited capacity if at all (this is slowly changing). Sexual needs had to be met somehow and that meant a lot of men turned to one another for comfort. This has led to sailors (or [[{{Pun}} sea]] [[FreudWasRight men]] of any stripe) becoming sex symbols among gay men. Definitely TruthInTelevision on occasion, and in fiction, a common subtrope of the ManlyGay and StraightGay types. Pretty much OlderThanSteam.
14th Mar '16 7:32:41 AM igordebraga
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** Also, given one of the members is dressed as a soldier, at times the fatigues were the Navy's (particularly in Village People imitators).
22nd Jan '16 4:14:29 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', StephenFry asks the question, "Do you know how they separate the men from the boys in the Navy?". Answer: with a crowbar.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', StephenFry Creator/StephenFry asks the question, "Do you know how they separate the men from the boys in the Navy?". Answer: with a crowbar.
14th Jan '16 4:48:06 AM Winter
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* ''Literature/MobyDick'' is stuffed full of it. Including Ishmael and Queequeg's status as HeterosexualLifePartners and Ishmael wading, nay, [[HaveAGayOldTime wallowing in sperm]][[note]]Spermaceti, an oil found in the head of the ju whale, which was originally thought to be whale sperm[[/note]] along with the rest of the crew.

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* ''Literature/MobyDick'' is stuffed full of it. Including Ishmael and Queequeg's status as HeterosexualLifePartners and Ishmael wading, nay, [[HaveAGayOldTime wallowing in sperm]][[note]]Spermaceti, an oil found in the head of the ju sperm whale, which was originally thought to be whale sperm[[/note]] along with the rest of the crew.
14th Jan '16 12:53:16 AM rigpig
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** Aubrey himself is the subject of an inferred crush by an older man, the Sailing Master on his first command. Nothing specific happens but it is remarked upon by certain crew members who know the Sailing Master from previous service.
14th Jan '16 12:47:29 AM rigpig
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* ''Literature/MobyDick'' is stuffed full of it. Including Ishmael and Queequeg's status as HeterosexualLifePartners and Ishmael wading, nay, [[HaveAGayOldTime wallowing in sperm]][[note]]Spermaceti, an oil found in the head of the sperm whale, which was originally thought to be whale sperm[[/note]] along with the rest of the crew.

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* ''Literature/MobyDick'' is stuffed full of it. Including Ishmael and Queequeg's status as HeterosexualLifePartners and Ishmael wading, nay, [[HaveAGayOldTime wallowing in sperm]][[note]]Spermaceti, an oil found in the head of the sperm ju whale, which was originally thought to be whale sperm[[/note]] along with the rest of the crew.


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* the Pogues album "RumSodomyAndTheLash" used the painting "WreckOfTheMedusa" as a sleeve design. This refers to a wreck involving a French troopship, so has no relevance to the title
2nd Dec '15 10:55:41 AM demonfiren
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* Everyone knows submariners are ''all'' this way, everyone of them, just ask anyone else in the Navy "100 men go down, 50 couples come up!" The submarine service of the US Navy especially, since women have long been allowed on most surface ships, but were not permitted on submarines until 2010 and owing to training time would not actually serve until 2013. See also: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9uoC6z8LNI&feature=related this video.]]

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* Everyone knows submariners are ''all'' this way, everyone of them, just ask anyone else in the Navy "100 men go down, 50 couples come up!" The submarine service of the US Navy especially, since women have long been allowed on most surface ships, but were not permitted on submarines until 2010 and owing to training time would not actually serve until 2013. See also: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9uoC6z8LNI&feature=related com/watch?v=S9uoC6z8LNI this video.]]
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