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Cat O'Nine Tails.

Cat O'Nine Tails.
Cat O'Nine Tails.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D3920
Description: The infamous 'Cat' was used to flog unruly convicts on board the prison hulks. It was also a key factor in Royal Naval discipline in the 18th and most of the 19th centuries. Sailors, like the convicts, were flogged for minor crimes. Yet they accepted flogging as a necessary means of instilling discipline. At Spithead and the Nore in 1797, the mutineers made no mention of flogging in their lists of grievances.
Creator: Unknown
Date: Late 19th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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