Not really surprised, weren,t that popular on board, probably because of the myth of being animals testicles. Actually by all accounts some sort of gland......I used to poach them then breadcrumb and deep fry them.Lamb sweetbreads, never ever seen them again since I came ashore.
We ran out of beer on the eastern seaboard of US and stocked up with Schlitz. The phrase for the rest of the trip if someone annoyed you was “don’t gimme the Schlitz”Merchant Navy Fare
I also sailed with Standard Vacuum on Stanvac Canberra.For three months the food was out of this world & I had come from first class fare in P&O.It was really unbelievable,grills to order & the fridge at night was full of the most unusual & tasty selections.We changed skippers & the catering was still more than reasonable but no where near the previous standard.Wonder where
the savings went? We had two free beers on a Sunday but had to buy our own at each port.Would guess someone got a commission.Stocking up on Schlitz in Beaumot was a disaster.It was terrible booze. Kiwi