fbpx
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Home » Tag Archives: history of the naval hammock

Tag Archives: history of the naval hammock

A brief history of the naval hammock

Black and white photo of sailors sleeping in hammocks

PortandTerminal.com, January 21, 2020 Prior to the adoption of the hammock, sleeping onboard a naval ship was a dirty and dangerous affair. Sailors would generally sleep on sacks filled with leaves, piles of straw or in rare cases on a mattress made of horsehair. Not only did these early sleeping arrangments quickly become dirty, but they were also dangerous as …

Read More »