Destruction of the French Fleet in Basque Roads by Thomas Sutherland after a painting by Thomas Whitcombe, This Day in History: Apr Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts
Thomas Withcombe (1812): The capture of Saint Paul near the Isle de Bourbon, 21 September 1809 Right of centre is the Reasonable with the Otter to starboard of her. A frigate is astern of her on the opposite tack while a second is in the right of the picture, followed by the schooner.
Up to the mid-1700s sailors aboard British Navy vessels were issued with half a pint of rum PER DAY! No wonder there were so many accidents aboard ship. It wasn't til 1740 that some bright spark thought it might be a good idea to at least dilute the rum with a quart of water, making a mixture known as grog. Later lime juice and sugar was also added to prevent scurvy, effectively creating an early moquito. Cheers!