Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations

Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations


15 thoughts on “Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations Aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries (2nd ed) (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, No 1)

  1. Eric_W Eric_W says:

    Well we have to shit somewhere It was a real problem for ships at sea It's just not that easy to throw a bucket downwind This little gem will tell you than you ever wanted to know about the development of excreta mechanismsOne neat little trick was to move the sanitary box from side to side of the stern depending which tack the ship was on The boxes were roped on to the side of the ship Of course some of the smaller ships might employ the ocean for another useful purpose For jakes there were the 'gardens' stools hung over the lee side where as like or not the sweep of the water as the ship heeled would wash your arse Hanging over the side with holes cut in the bottom there was an uncanny resemblance to the garderobe prominent on medieval castles The overhang obviously permitted excreta to fall into the moat geez Since ships in the 15th and 16th centuries were considered sea castles it is not illogical that their form might follow the land based euivalentBy the latter part of the 16th century the head or beak head had become standard and was probably an attempt to build some kind of ram on the front of the ship Forward facing guns were also employed Having sanitary don't you love the euphemisms arrangements up front close to the sea and in the open had several advantages open to the sun and washing action of the waves It was also the area where common seamen were stowed as opposed to the stern which was the province of the officers Tubs for the collection of urine were employed to help with fire fighting The 17th century introduced new ship design The beak head was reduced and seats of ease were employed by 1670 They were located in the aft part of the beak head a rectangular box with backrest of the rail and unhindered access to the sea below I suspect lingering was rare except in the calmest weather A 1692 model of an English eighty gun ship shows only two of these devices for a crew of 650 On the model it is assumed the person using it faced outward perhaps so as to be able to see heavy seas coming I wonder if there might have been and the model builder just didn't want to make Internal facilities did not appear until the early 19th century and the extensive use of iron in the hulls had much to do with itI must admit to really enjoying books like this that tell us about the most common things that we all need but rarely talk about It would have been nice in the movie Master and Commander to have them indulge in a little verisimilitude My only gripe is that the illustrations are often not very clear There was one I enjoyed very much Entitled 'Hanging Out' do you suppose that's where the phrase comes from? from the fore chains it shows a bare ass sailer hanging on to the shrouds in a rather uncomfortable posture pg 74


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Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations Aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries (2nd ed) (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, No 1) [Read] ➼ Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations Aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries (2nd ed) (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, No 1) ➹ Joe J. Simmons – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The disposal of human waste is critical especially where humans are in close uarters As Joe J Simmons III shows in this redesigned volume information about this vital function on ships of the great er Tubes: External Epub µ The disposal of human waste is critical especially where humans are in close uarters As Joe J Simmons III shows in this redesigned volume information about this vital function on ships of the great era of sail is amazingly scarce In Those Vulgar Tubes Simmons has collected and interpreted the Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations PDF/EPUB or available archaeological and iconographical evidence providing historians and anthropologists with a rich view of a historically censored subject In his introduction Simmons discusses evidence of what methods early sailors used for relief Subseuent chapters focus on each century of pre modern exploration and Those Vulgar PDF/EPUB ² the developments of ship design at bow and stern where sailors were accommodated Officers had the luxury of enclosed closetlike facilities; the book's title comes from a poem in which the ship's chaplain begs to be allowed to use the officers' luxurious facilities rather than the vulgar tubes—the downward projecting trunking through which effluvia was directed into the sea With clear illustrations and a timeline that graphs the development of sanitary facilities Those Vulgar Tubes fills a longstanding void in the history of maritime travel.

  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations Aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries (2nd ed) (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, No 1)
  • Joe J. Simmons
  • English
  • 21 October 2015
  • 9780890967881

15 thoughts on “Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations Aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries (2nd ed) (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, No 1)

  1. Eric_W Eric_W says:

    Well we have to shit somewhere It was a real problem for ships at sea It's just not that easy to throw a bucket downwind This little gem will tell you than you ever wanted to know about the development of excreta mechanismsOne neat little trick was to move the sanitary box from side to side of the stern depending which tack the ship was on The boxes were roped on to the side of the ship Of course some of the smaller ships might employ the ocean for another useful purpose For jakes there were the 'gardens' stools hung over the lee side where as like or not the sweep of the water as the ship heeled would wash your arse Hanging over the side with holes cut in the bottom there was an uncanny resemblance to the garderobe prominent on medieval castles The overhang obviously permitted excreta to fall into the moat geez Since ships in the 15th and 16th centuries were considered sea castles it is not illogical that their form might follow the land based euivalentBy the latter part of the 16th century the head or beak head had become standard and was probably an attempt to build some kind of ram on the front of the ship Forward facing guns were also employed Having sanitary don't you love the euphemisms arrangements up front close to the sea and in the open had several advantages open to the sun and washing action of the waves It was also the area where common seamen were stowed as opposed to the stern which was the province of the officers Tubs for the collection of urine were employed to help with fire fighting The 17th century introduced new ship design The beak head was reduced and seats of ease were employed by 1670 They were located in the aft part of the beak head a rectangular box with backrest of the rail and unhindered access to the sea below I suspect lingering was rare except in the calmest weather A 1692 model of an English eighty gun ship shows only two of these devices for a crew of 650 On the model it is assumed the person using it faced outward perhaps so as to be able to see heavy seas coming I wonder if there might have been and the model builder just didn't want to make Internal facilities did not appear until the early 19th century and the extensive use of iron in the hulls had much to do with itI must admit to really enjoying books like this that tell us about the most common things that we all need but rarely talk about It would have been nice in the movie Master and Commander to have them indulge in a little verisimilitude My only gripe is that the illustrations are often not very clear There was one I enjoyed very much Entitled 'Hanging Out' do you suppose that's where the phrase comes from? from the fore chains it shows a bare ass sailer hanging on to the shrouds in a rather uncomfortable posture pg 74

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