Today's post penned by S. Diatz
who portrays our Ship's Purser N. Armitage
"..this day, our frigate, HMS 'Acasta', was given command to a new captain, Sir James Robt. Rehme, K.B. His stirring address was very inspiring and his words resonated to the entire crew. Many of them were very hopeful of 'prize money' that can be won, 'for those sailors and ships that are bold, disciplined, intrepid and do their duty'.
As 'Acasta's' purser, I was heartened he relayed his faith that I would keep our vessel..'well stocked with quality victuals and clothing, going forward'.."
-Nicholas Armitage, RN, Portsmouth