From the Naval recordsSeptember 30, 2010 Tim WorstallHistory4 Commentsthe 55-year-old sail maker who served in the Navy at Trafalgar and the Army at Waterloo, Blimey. previousAttaturk\’s yachtnextHmmmm 4 thoughts on “From the Naval records” ambrose murphy September 30, 2010 at 8:44 am I thought only Sharpe did that. Hope the sails came in handy at Waterloo. dearieme September 30, 2010 at 11:43 am “Hope the sails came in handy at Waterloo.” Perhaps he made or repaired tents? Andrew Duffin September 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm Stephen Maturin lives! chris strange September 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm Doesn’t surprise me. After napoleon was exiled lots of the navy would have been paid off, even skilled sailors like a sail maker … no need to pay (badly) seamen that were not needed. Had he not had a good war with plenty of prizes a few years later he could well be looking for employment and the army would take anybody that could walk and carry a musket. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.