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DavyJones

Davy Jones was a well-known sailor.

"You know of Davy Jones, yes? A man of the sea. A great sailor."
Tia Dalma concerning Davy Jones[src]

A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer was a person who navigated water-borne vessels or assists in their operation or maintenance. The term can apply to pirates, professional mariners, military personnel, and recreational sailors as well as a plethora of other uses. Etymologically, the name preserves the memory of the time when ships were commonly powered by sails, but it applies to the personnel of all vessels, whatever their mode of locomotion.

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According to legend, Davy Jones was a great sailor before falling in love with the goddess Calypso, in which he ultimately became the condemned captain of the Flying Dutchman. After cutting out his own heart, Davy Jones returned to the seven seas; only now sailors everywhere would fear him to the death. The Kraken brought ever more souls onto the Dutchman, dead sailors forever press-ganged into servitude.[1]

At the Captain's Daughter, countless sailors have attempted to impress the ladies with a tune or two as well as telling a ripping yarn after they have had too much liquor to drink.[2] Prior to the quest for the Fountain of Youth, pub regular Scrum helped recruit sailors and other volunteers hoping to sail with Jack Sparrow, where Angelica impersonated Jack himself.[3]

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