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The Andrew Macs

(The) The crew of H.M.S. Andromache. Similarly, the Bellerophon was called by English sailors “Billy ruffian,” and the Achilles the “Ash heels.” (See Beefeater etc.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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