- Sea biscuits
- Casks of salt port and beef
- dried peas
- malt, barley, wheat, and oatmeal
- rum, beer, wine and water.
- Hard cheese
Hmmm, Sounds delicious!
Of course all this only lasted so long and when the fresh meat, veggies and livestock ran out. . . well
Here's a list of the normal weekly ration for a seamen
1 1/2 pounds of biscuit per day
One pint of beans three times a week
3/4 of a pound of rice twice a week
a gill each of molasses and vinegar twice a week
a daily allowance of either coffee, tea, or cocoa
a half gill of grog twice a day (rum and water)
So the next time you go on a cruise in the Caribbean and you're piling food on your plate from the all-you-can-eat buffet, remember how there poor sailors suffered in the olden days!