It was pretty frightening to see the Diary perpetrating the old urban legend regarding character names in ” Captain Pugwash”. I would refer you to the Website dealing with such myths – www.snopes.com
By the way, the cabin boy was not called Roger, but Tom. So there goes another bit of it. As I rem- ember, two of the crew were Pirates Willy and Barnabas, and there may have been a M(ai)ster mate, which could be the source for the story.
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