Monday: Our ships at sea
Tuesday: Our men
Wednesday: Ourselves (“as no-one else is likely to concern themselves with our welfare”)
Thursday: A bloody war or a sickly season (and so a chance for promotion!)
Friday: A willing foe and sea room (i.e. room to manoeuvre)
Saturday: Our wives and sweethearts (“may they never meet”)
Sunday: Absent friends
I live in Auckland, New Zealand, and am curious about most things.