Hello fellow Ship Mates
During my service in the US Navy,
I was a Boatswain mate.
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.
This youtube video shows several of the pipe sounds of the Bosun mate.
Sounds of the Bosun's Call
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:
US Navy Boatswain Mates
Navy Traditions - The Boatswains
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