E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Marine (2 syl.).
The female Marine. Hannah Snell, of Worcester, who took part in the attack on Pondicherry. She ultimately left the service and opened a public-house in Wapping (London), but retained her male attire (born 1723).
Doubts exist respecting the fact stated above. (See Notes and Queries, Dec 3, 1892.)