William, he wasn't as he came from London, mind you he could have learnt to speak Jock.
Derek, if you put the can earlier enough at the start of your watch and in a 'snuggly' place among all the valves the beer could be almost solid in a distorted tinny by the time it came to imbibe. Bet you remember.
Yes I do Stuart :
I would put them on the header after I had called the watch . Bye the time we got up after handing over ( About 1/2 an hour ) they would be Just Right !!! Always 6 beers ( between 2 ) Sometimes if things were really going well would have to put a few more in the brine room . Just in Case !. You are very right that if you left them there too long the would freeze and burst . Not a thing that happened much in Brocks ! Derek
Very rearly did we have bottles always cans on the old ships . Newer ships had draught beer and we had a beer room to store the casks 5 gallon ( 40 pints )
Oh Happy Days . We were in Sydney once on the Mahout I think and unknown to us there was a beer strike on at the time . Called the Nurses Home for a party ; first question was do you have beer ? " Yes" the reply . After a little while the word got around and we had to lift the gangway to stop people from coming aboard . Well we stopped the blokes anyway ! Was a very good affair ! .