1. "RE: (S5M4) Familiar Spirits Comments"
In response to message #0
> A broom indicates "victory at sea"? I >thought it indicated a series sweep.
It means roughly the same thing (a clean sweep) in naval parlance, although often with more explosions. Lashing a broom to your mast (or periscope, in the case of a sub) means that you "swept the enemy from the seas," i.e had a completely successful mission.