"I believe I have lived as much on board as most women, and I know nothing superior to the accommodations of a man of war."
Man of War
Public DomainMan of War - Credit: John Fairburn

A British man of war, like that seen in this 1796 aquatint by John Fairburn, was a ship constructed and armed for battle. Mrs. Croft points out that the least feminine ship of them all, a battleship, was suitable for her.