Why would you be executed in Nelson's Navy?
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Article 2. Oh, the grog. The jolly, jolly grog. That's how it starts out, but before you know it you're vomiting on the deck, calling the Captain a whoreson and you've got a cat o' nine tails on your back.
“All flag officers, and all persons in or belonging to His Majesty's ships or vessels of war, being guilty of profane oaths, cursings, execrations, drunkenness, uncleanness, or other scandalous actions, in derogation of God's honour, and corruption of good manners, shall incur such punishment as a court martial shall think fit to impose, and as the nature and degree of their offence shall deserve.”
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