“The Quaker (II)”
The Quaker is a ship with five hundred and fifty seamen. "By those blooming French dogs, we'll never be controlled." We fought them "till they could no longer stay." The war is over. A health to true girls and Lord Nelson "the best of all our crew"
A ship with 550 sailors would have to be a Ship of the Line. I can't find a line battleship named _Quaker_ in any British records, pre- or post-Trafalgar. The closest I can see to a similarly-named ship is the 64-gun _Caton_. But that's hardly the most famous ship in the navy. We should probably just treat the ship name as an error. - RBW
- Freddie James, RQMS Williams, G.W. Greening and Harry Hawkins?, "The Quaker" (on Voice16)
- Roud #3093
- BI, RcQuak2