Comment: In 1789 we fed our sailors on 28 cents per ration.

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In 1789 we fed our sailors on 28 cents per ration.

28¢ silver per ration per day. That fed our boys at sea just fine. Better than most men left on shore.

28¢ silver still buys enough to feed a sailor today.

Navy food ain't so bad. It's the [paper] money in the port of call. That's what all the bitching is about.

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