Burial at Sea

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When men died at sea during battle, their bodies were often thrown overboard to clear the decks. A man who died during less active moments would be "sewn into [his] hammock with four round shot at his feet."[1]


  1. O'Brian, Patrick. Blue at the Mizzen. (c) 1999 W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY 10110. p. 134; c.f., p. 229 of the same work, when Captain Lindsay is buried with "two round shot".
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