Boatswain

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Hello fellow Ship Mates

 

During my service in the US Navy,

I was a Boatswain mate.

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I made BMSN or 3rd class while on the “Goose”

and then Boatswain mate 2nd class.

I worked out of The Bosn’s Locker and

the #5 hole and enjoyed my turn at the winches.

I helped at the #4 hole when necessary and While

at general quarters, I helped man the #4 gun turret.

From the very beginning there

were Boatswain Mates:

Birth of the US Navy

About Boatswain Mates:

 

These first two references are from Wikipedia,

not always the most accurate resource,

however for learning general History of Boatswain mates,

they are both fairly good and easy to understand:

Boatswain Mates

US Navy Boatswain Mates

Ask Boats

Operations

The Bos’n Locker

Deck Department

Chief Petty Officer Heritage

Navy Traditions – The Boatswains

You’ll never do the same thing twice

Unmooring a ship as it is done in the Navy

The history of the Boatswain’s call or “Pipe”

Naval Weather and Oceanography: The Fifties

http://www.midcoast.com/~sandrayo/pipes.html

What the well dressed Boats was wearing in 1864

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Jamie’s Nautical Calculator
This Script was designed to calculate different Nautical Calculations. The Hull speed section was designed for only sailboats. A few common terms and prefixes are below. Remember a Hull speed only works for boats that can’t plane…
The letters LWL refer to the Length Of Water Line on your boat.
Enter Your LWL:

Enter The Wave Length:

Enter The Miles:
Enter The Kilometers:
Enter The Knots Value:
Enter The Knots Value:
Results:

Script by: Jamie Beyore

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You can contact me at:

ussbetelgeuse at centurylink.net

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