National Geographic : 1942 Jun
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byLuis Marden Venerable Tradition of Britain's Royal Navy Is the Grog Issue of Rum and Water Not all jack-tars take grog; many prefer money instead of their tot. To prevent ratings (seamen) from hoarding, rumisdiluted with water soitwill notkeep. Atthe Trinidad Royal Naval Air Station a petty officer keeps tally of the amount due each man. Grog was abolished intheUnited States Navy in1862.