Master and Commander Setting & Symbolism

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Port Mahon

Port Mahon was the main seaport and capital of Minorca, located in the Balearic Islands. At that time, Port Mahon is still under control of the British. This is where Jack is headquartered under the command of Captain Harte, Commandant of Port Mahon.

The Crown

Built in the mid eighteenth century; the Crown resembles the famous Portsmouth Inn of same name; has a replica of its famous scarlet and gilt sign outside the door. Gibralter landlord runs a Minorcan. The cuisine is definitively non-English and the establishment smells like sardines and wine. This is where Jack Aubrey headquarters when he comes back to Port Mahon.

Sophie

Sophie was Jack's ship is an old Spanish ship, with a quarterdeck, unusual for a brig. It has an elm tree pump, which is mostly used for washing the deck, although Stephen uses it for his own personal hygiene.

Epaulette

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