Today's post penned by S. Diatz
who portrays our Ship's Purser N. Armitage
"..when on-shore, we 'Acastas' always try to 'recruit new hands' for our frigate.. As ship's purser, I like to display the 'sumptuous fare of naval rations'..salt pork or beef, ship's biscuits, oats, raisins, cheese, rice, limes, beer, rum, etc..that will serve our crew's needs, when on the high seas. after the fresh stores are gone. It's the 'shopkeeper in me'..that has me 'hawking our wares', betimes.."
Nicholas Armitage, RN, Portsmouth