One of the first things I wondered when I heard Drumler‘s unusual name – I had never even heard the word before – was how come Drumler?

Thanks to the Great God Google, within minutes I had discovered “The Sailors Word-Book”, a dictionary of Nautical Terms, published in 1867.

This revealed the following:

Drumler Definition

Which begs the question:  what’s a Dromon?

Dromon Defnition

So Drumler is either a small piratical vessel of war, or an ancient Saracen term for a King’s ship, as sailed from the 9th to 15th Centuries.  Either way, great name!