Friday, June 9

Friday's Toast

A calm, clear day today. Captain Frymann and the Captains of the other ships on the blockade had the Midshipmen practicing their signal flags for the majority of the afternoon. No sooner would a series of flags be hoisted then the boys would all have out their glasses, eagerly looking for the reply. All manner of mock orders were sent to and fro. 

An uneventful day at sea, followed by an equally uneventful dinner in the Wardroom. After the loyal toast, Lt. Hamilton gave the traditional Friday toast. We all drank with great gusto! We all enjoyed the possibility of prize money, and with several of our officers, the more 'willing foes' the better. 


  1. A Willing Foe and Sea Room to all you gentlemen!

    1. A Willing Foe and Sea Room!

      *toasts to that with three times three!

  2. Having recently read of operations in the Baltic, especially in the Cattegat and the Sleeve late in the season, I have come to appreciate the need for sea room.
    But perhaps these thoughts are best reserved for the toasts of the first half of the week.