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sailorgil:

" Cheeky "  … Magazine Illustration by Mario Belem [2011]

http://www.mariobelem.com/ 

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sailorgil:

" A Sailor Went Into A Bar … " 

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LITTLE KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY

The U.S.S. Constitution  (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (I.e. Fresh water distillers).

However, let it be noted that according to her ship’s log, “On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S.Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum.”

Her mission: “To destroy and harass English shipping.”

Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum.

Then she headed for the Azores , arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine.

On 18 November, she set sail for England … In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchant ships, salvaging only the rum aboard each.

By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland . Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then she headed home.

The U.S.S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799, with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky, and 38,600 gallons of water.

GO NAVY!

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" Something Lost (or Gained ?) In Translation " 

" Something Lost (or Gained ?) In Translation " 

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" Calypso Shanties ~ Twiddles "  …  A humorous compilation of animated clips set to the sea shanty, Twiddles, written by Janie Meneely

Lyrics below from:  http://www.pintndale.com/Pint_and_Dale_-_Music_of_the_Sea/horseslyrics.html

"Twiddles"

When the boats all get to sailing
and the men are off and gone
What about the women
who are up and left alone?
Do you think they sit and twiddle thumbs
until their men come home?
Oh there’s other things to twiddle
when a girl’s left on her own.

Oh, it’s twiddley ai dee ai dee o,
twiddley ai dee ay
Well it’s lots of times a man will leave you
broken with dismay
Oh, it’s twiddley ai dee ai dee o,
twiddley ai dee ay
There’s others willin’ to twiddle
when your man is gone away

I remember Nelly,
she was young and she was gay.
She won the heart of Captain Dan
but then he sailed away.
He left her high and dry
with just a kiss upon the chin
But as his ship went sailing out
another ship sailed in.

And then there was Lucinda Brown
as fair as any maid.
Her true love he went a voyaging,
a sailor man by trade.
"Keep the fire burning, love,"
those were the words he spoke.
So she found herself another man
to keep the fire stoked.

When Lucinda.s man came back
and knocked upon her door
She was as glad to see him
as she’d ever been before.
He left her sleeping in her bed
but Lucy didn’t care
'Course the poor guy in the closet
sure could use a little air.

Oh you hear a lot of stories
'bout the sailors and their sport.
About how every sailor
has a girl in every port.
But if you’d added two and two
you’d figure out right quick
That it’s just because the lassies
have a lad on every ship.

Oh, it’s twiddley ai dee ai dee o,
twiddley ai dee ay
Well it’s lots of times a man will leave you
broken with dismay
Oh, it’s twiddley ai dee ai dee o,
twiddley ai dee ay
There’s others willin’ to twiddle
when your man is gone away

Oh, it’s twiddley ai dee ai dee o,
twiddley ai dee ay
Well it’s lots of times a man will leave you
broken with dismay
Oh, it’s twiddley ai dee ai dee o,
twiddley ai dee ay
There’s other Willie’s willin’ to twiddle
when your Willie’s gone away.

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sailorgil:

” Mine’s Bigger Than Yours “  …. Sailors comparing mustaches in Hong Kong, 1974

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" Sailor With Big Gun "  …  Key West, Florida

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" The Fleet’s In "  …  Vintage Postcard, 1930’s

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" Mister Roberts "  …  A Comedy/Drama film [1955] starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Jack Lemmon and set aboard a US Navy cargo ship in the South Pacific during World War II … With a tyrannical and wacko Captain and a bunch of Sailors full of antics, the film is full of laughs.

Info:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048380/?ref_=nv_sr_5 

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" Why Some Men Go To Sea ! "   …   Vintage Portrait

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" Five Boys Having a Ball on the Beach " 

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" Perverted Eels Can Be Tricky ! "  

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" Hot Blonde with King Neptune’s Court "  …  Sailor participants in a “Crossing the Line” ceremony aboard ship [Circa 1950]

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