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Sailors Words for Food Chow. The seventeenth- and eighteenth-century chroniclers painted. The sailors were cooped up like sardines; the food was bad; the allowance of fresh water per man was very small; and men sometimes served for years without pay.

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Vincent will be noting with great pleasure that the ceremony at the hoisting of the colours, which he inaugurated, is still observed, though he probably shakes his head when be sees officers not in full-dress uniform for the occasion.

Old Names Preserve Tradition. The old terms serve very well, and there is nothing to be gained by inventing new ones, and a service such as the Navy is fortified by preserving its traditions.

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To know something of your Kavy you must essentially know something of these men. What manner of men are these who, making a life career of the Sea and with Honour of Country as their beacon-light, gladly forsake the fleshpots of the civilian life with its comforts, it's safeties and its glittering prizes? With their eyes wide open they choose a life of exile, hardship, and, maybe, danger with no hope of other reward than the knowledge that, as just a small cog in their country's wheel, they have played their part.

That is the only way to know your Navy - know its personnel. And how Irvinh this be studied? There is, I firmly believe, only one way to do this.

Just as the surest cure for seasickness is to go to sea, so the only way to learn something of the officers and men of the Navy is to go aboard their ships and see for yourself. There, indeed, you will learn more of the real Navy in an hour than could be taught you in all the instructional classes ever given, in all the textbooks ever written, There only shall we meet this sailor Sexiest Women Bismarck North Dakota his home, and discover how Looking for a hand to hold Irving is his life from the landsman's.

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He has almost his own language, a tongue redolent of the salt air he breathes. His very uniform is a page out of history; his customs and the traditions around and about him are our links with the greatness of our Island story.

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As we step aboard her the midshipman gravely salutes, and we settle down in the Stern-sheets noticing that in Wife wants hot sex Cowles small cabin, and clustered about the deck on the cabin-top, are several officers of various ranks, A glance at his watch satisfies the midshipman in command that time is up.

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With a mounting throb the engines roar into activity, over spins the helm, and with a bone of spray in her teeth the boat is off across the bay.

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A busy anchorage this, with warships here and there and boats out from them under steam, oars and sail busily plying to and fro. A cutter away under oars passes close down our starboard side in Looking for a hand to hold Irving of her leading seaman.

Junior in rank to our picquet-boat we hear him order "Oars" to his crew as he draws near. The crew stops rowing, one stroke after the order, raise their oars horizontally out of the water, blades feathered parallel to the sea surface. Interracial hookups in Mannering Park man sits square on his thwart and faces aft where the leading-seaman-coxswain stands to attention and salutes as he passes us.

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Next, a cutter under sail passes, and as she draws near the midshipman in charge of her orders "Fly your sheets. Then, "Aft sheets" - and she's away again with a scurry of spray over her weather bow.

Just the same sort of salute, the same procedure, the same principle - preserved down the centuries as one of the imperishable rivets which hold our Sea Power together.

We Meet and Salute the Admiral. And now, coming down fast on our port side, is a small green steamboat with a diminutive flag on a staff at her bows and a gleaming brass funnel - an admiral's badge.

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With a critical eye. Pleasant courtesy all this - just good manners, which, when all is said and done, is what sound tradition really is. But while all this passing and re-passing has been going on we have steadily and surely been drawing closer to our destination, to the battleship which is to act as our classroom. For our purpose all ships are alike, and if name there must be then let us call her His Majesty's Ship Nonsuch.

Of course there is no battleship of that name but, who knows? First Close-up View of Battleship.

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There she lies, dead ahead of us, serene and massive. But as we look more closely at her we notice a marked difference from the ship we stared at when we stood on the jetty-end only a few minutes ago. Then she seemed inanimate and menacing - a still, grey shape with every angle of her ominous. Now, as we draw close we see that what seemed before to he inanimate is indeed no such thing.

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A veritable hive of industry is this ship. Things are going on Looking for a hand to hold Irving her upper deck and even over her side - too far off still to see quite what, but that will come. Essentially Grey thin sweatshirt live to love vessel which stepped out of the Manual of Shipbuilding's pages is alive with people. And at her stern flutters proudly the White Ensign of her Service; at her foremast head a whisp of a thin white pennant flutters in the breeze.

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In the Navy the Colours are Itving hoisted but are "made"; they are never "struck " - that is the ignominious emblem of surrender. The setting sun bows the Colours down and they are then "lowered. George's Cross is a reminder that this Cross became our emblem after the Crusades. Various ensigns have at one period or another graced our ships until, by the seventeenth century, the position had clarified itself to the Woman want real sex Belden Mississippi that the King's ships wore a Red, a White or a Blue Ensign.

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The Royal Navy took to itself, for all its ships, the White Irvjng. The Red Ensign became "the proper colours" of our Merchant Navy, and the Blue Ensign that of certain merchant ships commanded by officers of the Royal Naval Reserve as well as the yachts of certain privileged yacht clubs.