In his interactions with navy personnel. [Churchill] lived up to his rhetoric. While aboard HMS Boadicea, a navy warship, Churchill went missing from the bridge, where the top officers and senior civilian officials were gathered. "We lost him altogether for a time," a lieutenant aboard the ship wrote to his father, "and eventually found him on the stokers' mess deck, sitting on a mess table swapping yarns."
- From Churchill & Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks