"Do you want to buy a battleship?" That used to be considered a funny prank, when returning (slightly tiddly) to one's mess very late at night. One shook awake some of your messmates and asked them that question. Very merry!
Well, no battleships, but there is some naval memorabilia likely to be coming up for sale in Rochester, Kent, very soon. The Granville Arms pub is being cleared for redevelopment. While I doubt whether there is anything there from the days of sail, anyone in that corner of England might be interested in this: Granville Arms