6 JUNE, 2020 - NAVY RUM RATIONS
The July 1914 USN General Order 99, mandated the US Navy to remove "all" alcohol aboard any USN ship, including enlisted men's flasks, and even in the Officers wardroom or at the Captain’s cabin and table... In 1970 the British Royal Navy did away with Alcohol, followed by Canada in 1972 and New Zealand in 1990. Australia really never had alcohol on board.
Today... one could say "there has been no alcohol allowed on any Navy ships world-wide for the past 30 years", but what came before... for almost 400 years, is the story here.
The confusing multiple names of the rum ration start the folktale, It became known by a variety of names including "Nelson's blood." "grog" and the "tot".