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Jeremy S

The short answer is No. However … Saga was a triple masted fully rigged steam corvette, 1617 tonnes, 61 metres long. There were 14 officers and 24 cadets. Crew were said to be 188 men, but this may refer to times prior to being a training ship. A 1904 photo shows about 115 (maybe others at work). As the cadets were being trained, they helped fully up masts with sails etc, so maybe on this voyage the Able Seamen crew were fewer than the ‘official’ 188. So with some ABs at work, others asleep, the cadets were needed.