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Food and Drink in the U.S. Navy, 1794 to 1820

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The specter of starvation loomed large in the minds of sailors, and many of their lurid yarns focused on ghost ships with depleted crews or cannibalistic castaways. To guard against such unfortunate outcomes, naval vessels typically stocked enough provisions for extended cruises.