I dont have any primary sources to cite, but ive seen a number of secondary and tertiary sources claim that cabin boys, middies, and powder monkeys were all at risk of sexual predation. Of course, the lower the social scale, the more at-risk the boy would be. Sure, we know the jokes about the function of cabin boys on nineteenth-century ships. Their official function was to wait on the officers of the ship, but its clear from eighteenth-century and nineteetn-century records that some cabin boys were expected to provide sexual favors, willing or no. All in all, id rather look at documents that hint at early gay love, but this is one case where. Young boy taken on a ship to perform menial tasks like cleaning and cooking 2. Often buggered by the professional sailors onboard until they get shore leave 3. also the cabin boys in the wooden ships days used sex to gain favor and to enjoy certain privileges they would normally not enjoy. Having grown up in nantucket, mass and having a family heavy in the wailing i have read diaries and letters that document the sex that went on with cabin boys. More pertinent to our subject is arthur gilberts buggery and the british navy, 1700-1861, journal of social history, 1976. The captain replied that he had caught the boy in the act of watching through his (the captains) cabin window, where he had neglected to draw the curtains, while the captain was going to embrace a lady. He had had the boatswain inflict the lashes in the usual way. Jack sparrow drawled as he leaned back in his chair and looked at her, are you blushing? He asked with narrowed eyes and josette shifted in her chair while fixing the hat upon her head. She mumbled as she avoided looking at her captain and his latest conquest. 2016 violent pedophile justice scalia according to a first hand witness, usa chief justice scalia was a luciferian and a violent child rapist. David shurter ranks scalia as one of the top three worst pedophiles who abused him throughout his youth. So when news broke of scalias strange death, the monsters former victims got talking. Cabin boy is a 1994 american fantasy comedy film directed by adam resnick and co-produced by tim burton, which starred comedian chris elliott. Both elliott and resnick worked for late night with david letterman in the 1980s, as well as co-creating the fox sitcom get a life in the early 1990s. The project was originally to be directed by burton, who had. Officers werent exempt captain henry allen of the sloop rattler was executed for sodomy in 1797, and lieutenant william berry was hanged in 1807 for buggering a boy. Conclusion whatever may have gone on beneath the poop deck, sex with boys at sea was never openly tolerated in the royal navy, let alone made a fixture of the officers mess.