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Naval scares, imperial anxieties and naval manhood
Mary A. Conley

had replaced the handson experience gained by seamen of sailing fleets. Sail training for naval ratings finally ended in 1903 when it was replaced by further mechanical instruction. 37 Yet, boarding pikes were still carried on board ships and cutlass drills continued to be taught, despite the fact that the navy had not engaged in ship-to-ship combat since Navarino in 1827. 38 Navalism and naval scares

in From Jack Tar to Union Jack