Here is the synopsis from Sting: It’s all at sea with this nautical download story set in the naval training ship T.S Morsus (any students of Latin might like to look that up) Captain Harcourt runs a tight ship and has lately been very pleased with the disciplinary methods employed by newly posted Petty officer Svenson of 16 mess.
All the Boy Seaman at TS Morsus were drafted knowing that bare bottom discipline was part of the routine and the Divisional Officer of Connaught Division, Lieutenant James, was to over see several punishment parades. In this story we take a look at five defaulters who are charged with offences that will warrant some form of ‘gunner’s daughter’ discipline. First up are Boy Seaman Davidson and Harris having fallen foul of the rule book. On the spot and unofficial is how PO Svenson likes to work and both Davidson, Harris and later Signal Boy Osborne will feel the hot sting of his open palm. Official punishments too follow a defaulter’s parade where both Boy Seaman Davison and Harris are to receive the birch counted out over the horse with the Captain in attendance.
Later Boy Seaman Carling and Adams receive the wrath of PO Svenson after breaking Rule Three continually larking about after lights out. Cuts offences 4A or caning is one punishment most of the lads try to avoid but Signal Boy Osbourne is out of luck and is sentenced to a caning at defaulter parade for gross infringement of the rules. TS Morsus… Before The Mast is Stings first longer look back at the lives of British Boy Seaman and the legendary harsh regime under which they were trained. Stand by your beds!