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Recruitment in the 1970s:  An effort to boost recruitment, RN recruiters took to the canals in narrowboat replicas of warships: HMS LONDON, SHEFFIELD, CLEOPATRA and submarine HMS RENOWN.



Royal Navy history: The cat o’nine tails was a whip used to administer corporal punishment to sailors. It was kept in a canvass bag and sailors never wanted to deal with ‘Letting the cat out of the bag’ You also needed clear room on deck to use it , or ‘Enough room to swing a cat’.