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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:

Boatswain Mates

US Navy Boatswain Mates

 

Navy Traditions - The Boatswains

 

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: 

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Enter The Knots Value:
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Results:


Script by: Jamie Beyore

 

 

 

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ussbetelgeuse at centurylink.net

 

 

 

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