Punishment at sea
We usually expect Corporal Punishment on a ship to be something along the lines of the image above but there was a more tame and fun based version.
This was a card game popular with 19th century sailors and the loser would be hit on the palms of the hand with a twisted or knotted handkerchief. Although I
spent literally tens of minutes on Google search performed extensive internet research, I could find out little about this game, how the implement was prepared or how many swats the loser could expect to receive. All I could find were simple definitions like this one.
An obscure card game from the 19th century.
A popular sea-game with cards, wherein the loser is beaten over the palms of the hands with a handkerchief tightly twisted like a rope.
Still, it is nice to know that there was some light hearted CP play at sea and not only the brutally bloody floggings, that we have all heard about.