The Wardroom Illustration



Sitting down in their wardroom for dinner, Constitution’s officers look just like gentlemen ashore dining in a good restaurant. Indeed, they eat far better than the seamen they command. They club together to buy fresh food, preserves and wines. Their servants act as cooks and waiters. These are not the only
advantages of their rank. Ranged around the wardroom and nearby are officers’ cabins. Though hardly more than cubicles, they provide privacy, a cot bed, and storage space.

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