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    Bloody hell when you think about the number of salt tablets we took over the years it is a wonder some of us are still here.

    How many would use the old salt seller and load a stick of celery with salt. Me guilty I struggled to swallow salt tablets.

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    I never used the salt tablets and never use salt on my food, seem to remember big jars of them in the messroom. Didn't they have a coating on them to make them more palatable or am I mistaken. Also board of trade lime juice, which was OK if you mixed it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Black View Post
    I never used the salt tablets and never use salt on my food, seem to remember big jars of them in the messroom. Didn't they have a coating on them to make them more palatable or am I mistaken. Also board of trade lime juice, which was OK if you mixed it right.
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    I had to bite them in half, otherwise they went straight through!

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    Ah! the old Lime Juice, great for bleaching taffrails prior to varnishing, brought the grain up beautifully!

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    As mentioned Lime Juice , was always a good Substitute on Board! I loved it and still drink it Today. Normally i put a dash of Roses Lime in a Beer Mug and then Top up with a nice Non Alcoholic Clausthaler Dry Hopped Unfiltered Beer! Oh Yummy for the Tummy! LOL
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    Curious those who have replied so far how many worked in the Engine room or the Galley for that matter, hottest work places on a ship?
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    Well James not in any of the places you mention, but on Board Ship, especially those going through the Tropics as you may well know, it used to get pretty damn Hot under the Collar at times, i guess there would be many other Places that this would be the same!
    Doing a Tourist Gallo with 14 Bloods each Meal was something else , and we used to be worked off or butts! After each Meal especially in the Tropics , most had to run to their Cabins to change Top Jackets, as they would be wet through! Whew! Some Galloping those days mate!
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    I never sailed on a passenger ship Doc. 12 passenger ships yes and those had the luxury of A/C. But as you say rushing in and out of the galley or collecting food orders hot plates traying up the orders. I can well understand your reply. Also catering staff many were putting in 12 hour days if not more.

    God knows what it was like in the days of coal fired ships down below.

    I did sail on one ship we had a coal fired galley. It was converted to oil fired after we dry docked her. I was 4th Eng on her so I never had to pop up and see that the galley fire was banked for the night or go and stoke it ready for the next day.

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    Lime juice only good when laced with lager . JS
    Or the Americans description of a British citizen .JS
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    Do not recall taking such tablets, but do recall the sweats in tropics and sweating in the galley.

    Lime juice, depends on the make but good for cleaning concrete deck in the galley.
    Acted a bit like bleach.
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