Years ago I read an intriguing story in Readers Digest, allegedly true, that has a Liverpool connection. Can anyone throw any light on it? As all sailors know it is unlucky for a ship to set sail on a Friday.
During the 2nd World War there was such reluctance by sailors to sail on a Friday the Ministry for War (now The Ministry of er, Defence) decided to end such silly superstition once and for all. So, they built a small warship at Cammel Lairds.
They laid its keel on a Friday. They launched it on a Friday. The called it 'Friday' (not sure SS or MV) and it set sail on its maiden voyage on a Friday -
- neither it nor its crew were ever seen again. So I am told. Over to you.