There's a well known saying that travel broadens the mind. In which case the British Navy must have within it's ranks a bunch of the broadest minded matlows afloat. They are of course the crew of H.M.S. Troutbridge. Even on a simple journey from A to B they habitually call at the remaining 24 letters of the alphabet on route, and they still hold the proud record of 13 weeks, 27 ports of call, four refuelings at sea and six completely filled log books for the trip between Portsmouth and the Isle of White. Of course, since then Sub Lieutenant Phillips, the navigating officer, has begun to get the hang of it and now having just managed to get to France and back he's feeling rather pleased with himself as the ship approaches Portsmouth.