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Old 19-01-2009, 15:29   #31
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Interestingly, the 1st American Warship to be actually named for a woman was the USS Higby..Commissioned in WWII.....upon which my Dad served as a plank owner. The Higby was named after a Navy Nurse...My middle brother is a now Captain in the Navy Nurse Corps... I remind them both though that... I'm still the only Sailor in the family...

When LLoyds makes my boat payment, they can decide what to call my Vessel.
Until then......
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Old 19-01-2009, 15:31   #32
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Polynesians ascribe a masculine identity to their canoes. Whichever tradition we ascribe to I am sure that some will be unsatisfied. The world is now international and it is arrogant to enforce a British tradition on the rest of theworld
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