Figg: Is that how they do it in the Navy, sir?

Capt. William Horatio Ambrose: I take it you are never in the service, Figg?

Figg: I never wanted to be. I've spent all my life on a dredger and if you're going to run this pier like a battleship, I shall be sorry I left it.

Capt. William Horatio Ambrose: Well, I am going to run it like a battleship. All the best piers in the country or run naval-style and, under my command, Sandcastle pier will be no exception. I shan't be satisfied until everything is ship-... er... pier-shape and Blackpool-fashion.

Capt. William Horatio Ambrose: I shall do my duty ma'am to the best of my disability.