I have some of the last batch of rum ration.
However comma, on special occasions (Royal births, weddings) Her Majesty will order 'Splice The Mainbrace' and all members of the service are allowed a tot... 1/8 of a pint.
Lol the comms museum.. It's run by a guy I know well, Ken Sutton, and was formerly run by one my old instructors, the late Chris Rickard.
Anyway, rum.... that's why the Royal Navy was so successful in those times... The men were full of Dutch courage.
New Zealand were the last to give up the tot in 1980.
The lower deck drank grog, officers drank gin, hence when they are alongside, and the wardroom offer a 'call round' to other ship's officers, we still sometimes hoist the Gin Pennant (if the ship has one).
We're still allowed 3 cans of beer a day (330ml) but the culture of drink at sea is going away now. It's not as prevalent as it was.
The man that drinks at sea is a danger to himself and his shipmates... Or so they say.... 😁😁😁