Surprising Royal Navy quotations

The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.

Royal navy quote It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

Paradoxically, the few eras of peace were times when men of war had high influence. The Pax Romana was enforced by Caesar's Legions. The Pax Brittanica was enforced by the Royal Navy and His Majesty's Forces.

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;

it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.

I'm obsessed with the Victorian era and the British Royal Navy.

.. I'd love to play a troubled sailor or captain or a boatman on a three masted ship.

We forget today that Britain still depends for its livelihood and, indeed, its day-to-day survival, on the sea. But the Royal Navy is now pitifully small and has been reduced in size by the current Government, seeking economies to finance its social programmes. Fine while there is no threat to our security. But what use would schools and hospitals be if we could not protect our imports?