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Post by Panzerfaust on Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:34 pm

LITTLE KNOWN NAVAL HISTORY..........This is my kind of Navy! (Not sure of the accuracy, but it does explain a lot.)

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!

Water's not for drinkin! Water's for sailin on! YoHO!

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Re: In the Navy

Post by Ninja Scott on Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:38 am

...Speechless.

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Re: In the Navy

Post by reidc on Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:23 am

Methinks...I don't know what I think.

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Re: In the Navy

Post by Jerico on Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:09 pm

I wanna join da navy!!!!
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Post by Ninja Scott on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:53 pm

Jerico wrote:I wanna join da navy!!!!

Sigh*

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Re: In the Navy

Post by Jerico on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:00 pm

What scratch
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Post by Ninja Scott on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:16 pm

Join the Army. Or if your heart is set on the Navy at least become a Marine.

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Re: In the Navy

Post by Jerico on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:23 pm

Actually I plan I have my eyes on becoming an Israeli solder. That last comment was a joke.
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Re: In the Navy

Post by Airsoft'LJL on Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:27 pm

become a talaban, OH YEAH!!!! or a quarterback lol
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Post by Jerico on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:04 am

No way am I becoming a talaban because they use IEDs to blow up jewish schools.
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Post by reidc on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:08 am

OK, having little kiddies who don't have a clue about political/religious issues talking about what they are gong to do about it is too much for me. Wait until you see a little bit of life before you jump in with a bunch of teeny bopper tough talk.

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Post by Ninja Scott on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:09 am

reidc wrote:OK, having little kiddies who don't have a clue about political/religious issues talking about what they are gong to do about it is too much for me. Wait until you see a little bit of life before you jump in with a bunch of teeny bopper tough talk.


AMEN!

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Re: In the Navy

Post by Jerico on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:04 am

I know enough
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Post by Ninja Scott on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:16 am

It's your story, but you just look silly to the rest of us that truly understand what is going on...

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