Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Muster by the Open List

This is a muster of the entire ship's company, wherein each member reports name, rank and duties on board. This practice originated in the Royal Navy, to counteract the practice of some ship's pursers of having non-existent people on the ship's rolls (and thereby pocketing the pay and benefits of these non-people).

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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