This was an absolutely fascinating article. It made me wonder how different, if at all,
life on board one of these ships--such as the Anna of Bengal, mentioned in the text--would
have been for the civilian men, women and children, including their servants. (I mention
the Anna because one of the people I am following died on board the Anna; I do know that
he was in poor health when he boarded the ship, however....)
Thanks for bringing it to the attention of the list.