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Arethusa is Cockney slang for Boozer.

Arethusa was an old sailing ship moored at Upnor on the River Medway and used as a boy’s training ship. She was a 4-masted barque, built as the ‘Peking’ and renamed ‘Arethusa’ after being sold to the Shaftsbury Homes in 1932. She is now one of the ships on show in New York and is again called the ‘Peking’.

Thanks to Brian Baker for this.

Credit: contributed by Richard Fake on 19-Mar-2013.

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