(Photograph by E. H. Hart)

"To prepare three meals a day for a ship's company of over four hundred healthy men is no inconsiderable task, and the cooks aboard a man-of-war are generally kept pretty busy from morning till night. The culinary tactics would often be an eye opener to the gastronomic goddesses on terra firma, but the kitchen and utensils of a battleship will never be beaten in cleanliness and order. It would make the housewife smile to see a jolly Jack Tar squatting in the most convenient attitude while he polished a potato dish, but the polishing and rubbings and scrubbings lead to very brilliant results besides being compulsory." - Johnston

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