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9th Dec '17 12:34:59 AM StFan
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* ''Webcomic/{{Whispers-in-the-wind}}'' is a webcomic where you get to follow a pirate crew and you can see how tough sailors can be.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Whispers-in-the-wind}}'' ''Webcomic/WhispersInTheWind'' is a webcomic where you get to follow a pirate crew and you can see how tough sailors can be.
8th Dec '17 8:46:15 AM Moonsun
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* ''Webcomic/{{Whispers-in-the-wind}}'' is a webcomic where you get to follow a pirate crew and you can see how tough sailors are.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Whispers-in-the-wind}}'' is a webcomic where you get to follow a pirate crew and you can see how tough sailors are.can be.
8th Dec '17 8:45:08 AM Moonsun
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8th Dec '17 8:44:25 AM Moonsun
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* ''Webcomic/{{Whispers-in-the-wind}}'' is a webcomic where you get to follow a pirate crew and you can see how tough sailors are.
29th Nov '17 11:06:07 PM bfunc
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* Admiral David Farragut in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. "Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead."

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* Admiral David Farragut in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. "Damn the torpedoes.torpedoes[[note]]today we'd call them "mines"; they were more or less stationary explosive devices[[/note]]. Full speed ahead."
28th Nov '17 11:56:25 AM Smeagol17
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In the age of sail, life on board tall ships was hellish to the extreme, by modern standards. Voyages could last up to several years, sanitation was almost nonexistent, the food consisted of weevil-infested, rock-hard dried bread and salt pork, scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, discipline was harsh (ATasteOfTheLash was a common punishment for even minor infractions), and death almost certain.

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In the age of sail, life on board onboard tall ships was hellish to the extreme, by modern standards. Voyages could last up to several years, sanitation was almost nonexistent, the food consisted of weevil-infested, rock-hard dried bread and salt pork, scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, discipline was harsh (ATasteOfTheLash was a common punishment for even minor infractions), and death almost certain.
7th Nov '17 7:48:31 AM Jeduthun
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This trope generally involves a UsedFuture sort of vision of the age of sail, with dirt, grime, barnacles, scurvy, [[ATasteOfTheLash floggings]], and other unpleasant aspects of the real time period not glossed over. If a ship or its crew are suspiciously well-scrubbed and well-fed, it's not this trope. But tales of action and adventure abound, with swashbucklers, pirates, heroes and villains and damsels in distress all around.

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This trope generally involves a UsedFuture sort of vision of the age of sail, with dirt, grime, barnacles, scurvy, [[ATasteOfTheLash floggings]], and other unpleasant aspects of the real time period not glossed over. If a ship or its crew are suspiciously well-scrubbed and well-fed, it's not this trope. But tales of action and adventure abound, with swashbucklers, pirates, {{swashbuckler}}s, {{pirate}}s, heroes and villains and damsels in distress all around.
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24th Sep '17 9:15:21 AM nombretomado
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** Tactics in ''BattlefleetGothic'', to some degree, [[SpaceIsAnOcean are those of the Age of Sail]]. The major differences for the Imperial Navy and Chaos are the presence of effective prow-mounted weapons and the independence of the ships on variable winds.

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** Tactics in ''BattlefleetGothic'', ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'', to some degree, [[SpaceIsAnOcean are those of the Age of Sail]]. The major differences for the Imperial Navy and Chaos are the presence of effective prow-mounted weapons and the independence of the ships on variable winds.
16th Sep '17 4:26:10 PM nombretomado
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* While the crews of some ships can inspire tales of heroism, the one fact remains that all of these ships eventually beceome just legend. But two ships have withstood the test of time, and are STILL in service (yes, with assigned crews) to this day: USS ''Constitution'' and HMS ''Victory''. The ''Constitution'' earned her fame during the WarOf1812, when she went toe to toe with HMS ''Guerriere'', and won, and then against the ''Java'' with the same result. After the ''Java'' joined the ''Guerriere'' at the bottom of the ocean, the British Admiralty issued an order to "Not engage American Frigates in single combat" - in other words, don't engage American ships one on one while cruising (the main British ships of the line were still a match in a major battle, but the lighter British frigates couldn't take on these heavier American ships). The ''Constitution''[='=]s success is mostly attributed to her construction (which made her both fast, and well protected), and her guns, which out-ranged those her closest competitors in the Royal Navy. She was also officially listed as a frigate, but her tonnage and armament made her comparable to a ship of the line. What's more, it soon became apparent that ''Constitution''[='=]s inexplicably efficient gunnery was the result of a crew composed largely of former Royal Navy seamen. That said, her construction mattered a great deal: her hull, made of Southern Live Oak, was so thick that when the ''Guerriere'' fired on her, some cannonballs just bounced off. One of ''Constitution''[='=]s gunners shouted, [[MadeOfIron "Huzzah! her sides are made of iron!"]], which gave her the nickname "Ol'Ironsides", which lasts to this day.

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* While the crews of some ships can inspire tales of heroism, the one fact remains that all of these ships eventually beceome just legend. But two ships have withstood the test of time, and are STILL in service (yes, with assigned crews) to this day: USS ''Constitution'' and HMS ''Victory''. The ''Constitution'' earned her fame during the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, when she went toe to toe with HMS ''Guerriere'', and won, and then against the ''Java'' with the same result. After the ''Java'' joined the ''Guerriere'' at the bottom of the ocean, the British Admiralty issued an order to "Not engage American Frigates in single combat" - in other words, don't engage American ships one on one while cruising (the main British ships of the line were still a match in a major battle, but the lighter British frigates couldn't take on these heavier American ships). The ''Constitution''[='=]s success is mostly attributed to her construction (which made her both fast, and well protected), and her guns, which out-ranged those her closest competitors in the Royal Navy. She was also officially listed as a frigate, but her tonnage and armament made her comparable to a ship of the line. What's more, it soon became apparent that ''Constitution''[='=]s inexplicably efficient gunnery was the result of a crew composed largely of former Royal Navy seamen. That said, her construction mattered a great deal: her hull, made of Southern Live Oak, was so thick that when the ''Guerriere'' fired on her, some cannonballs just bounced off. One of ''Constitution''[='=]s gunners shouted, [[MadeOfIron "Huzzah! her sides are made of iron!"]], which gave her the nickname "Ol'Ironsides", which lasts to this day.
21st Aug '17 4:32:18 PM moloch
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' by C.S. Forester might be the TropeCodifier in literature, inspiring a whole raft of imitators and [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successors]], including:

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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' by C.S. Forester might be the TropeCodifier in literature, inspiring a whole raft of imitators [[FountainOfExpies imitators]] and [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successors]], including:


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** The ''Nathaniel Drinkwater'' series by Richard Woodman.
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