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Women and the sea

From old superstitions and traditions you might believe women have only recently begun to go to sea. Find out the full story; from female pirates to engineers and round-the-world yachtswomen.

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The early days of women at sea

Figureheads, wives and women in disguise: find out here about the first women recorded at sea in a man's world. 
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 Sailing in skirts

Learn how the dawn of the age of liners gave women their first opportunity for a career at sea and also saw more women able to travel as passengers.
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Women and war

Read here about the women that went to sea because of war, a longer tradition than you might think...
 Women's war work office

 

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