Charlie Noble

Charlie Noble: An old Navy name for the galley stove funnel. Charlie Noble is said to have been a Commander in the Mediterranean Fleet about 1840, one of whose fads was keeping the copper cowl of the gallery funnel extra bright and shiny. [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.52.

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