Note: Fishing Boat Nicknames

By Geoffrey Callendar, published December 1911

Abstract

Callender elaborates on the incident when the crew of a Hastings boat acquired the nickname ‘chop backs’. His claim is that whilst undertaking an act of piracy they killed the master of a Dutch vessel by cutting him down his backbone.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

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