Activity 4: Crime and punishment

Lt Cook keeps strict discipline and officers and crew must know what the rules are to escape a flogging with the cat-o'-nine-tails. Match these crimes to their punishments.

1. Drag the name of the offence to the either 12 or 24 strokes box.

2. Click the Check button in the bottom left to check your answers.

3. Click the Reset button in the bottom left to start again.

If you need some help find the image of the cat-o'-nine-tails in the gallery and play the audio.


12 strokes of the cat-o'-nine-tails

24 strokes of the cat-o'-nine-tails

Being drunk

Talking back to an officer


Disobeying an order

Hitting an officer

Desertion - running away from ship