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Old 30-01-2013, 10:45   #61
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[QUOTE=29palms;1143841 For starters. I never considered myself a sailor. In all honesty, I never was a sailor. If anything, I consider myself a "SOLDIER OF THE SEA". That is what I was initially. A soldier of the sea is a term used for the USMC. We called U.S. Navy "Sailors". We were Marines. Marines ride Naval vessels along with the Navy. Marines are not sailors. They ride on ships. That is what M-a-r-i-n-e stands for. "MY ASS RIDES IN NAVY EQUIPMENT". QUOTE]

Ahhhh... you come under 'Passenger'...



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Old 30-01-2013, 11:48   #62
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Okay. Call me a Passenger. Just don't call me late for dinner while riding ships with good galleys.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:28   #63
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So I stick to seaman... no double meanings either guys...
No double meaning? I thought choosing the tongue pointing out smiley (twice) was clear enough .

But I have never been in the Navy - so what do I know .
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Another term is "GREEN AMPHIBIAN MONSTERS". Marines are that of Amphibians as Navy is that of Sailors. Since Navy and Marines ride together, they use the same terminology such as AYE AYE SIR and PORT/STARBOARD, and BULKHEAD, BOW/STERN FORWARD/AFT, QUARTERDECK, MAST, GALLEY, all they talk about in boat terminology. The Marines travel on Naval vessels, because that is the primary mission of U.S. Marines. To engage in operations and missions where Naval task forces are present.

As far as working for MSC as a contractor on military equipment, not really passengers. We were considered SHIPS CREW. We are not there on pleasure cruises but rather working in our professions. (In charge of military hardware on the vessel.) Just so happened to be in a shipboard enviroment due to nature of prepositioned hardware....we carried DOD ID cards could shop at the PX and base on Guam or Japan or wherever we went were there were bases.

To the Navy, we took up berthing space, and used up their water supply and flooded the galley's. We were on there for a short stint versus they that were actually attached to the vessel as permanent crew. We eventually would splash on shore with our AAV's and be gone. They were the sailors.

Merchant Seaman I shipped with were part of the SIU, or Seafarer's International Union. They had "Z" cards and they were documented by the Coast Guard. They had the deck hands, the engine compartments and the cooks. Of course, then the mates and officers. All had to do with the ship somehow. The ABS even steered the ship on watches.
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I think I've read all posts. Was there a point here, or just a stroll down memory lane?

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South of Hatteras? Like Moorehead City? Is Rapscallions still around?
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Old 30-01-2013, 18:05   #67
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I think I've read all posts. Was there a point here, or just a stroll down memory lane?

a "Real sailor" is one that can go to the bar stoney broke and invariably gets drinks bought for them by the other patrons after telling a few stories,and is still sober enough to get back to their boat at closing time...........
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Anyhow, what do you think? Will the REAL SAILOR PLEASE STAND UP? Who is the real nautical type, sea goers, to you?

The wives, the partners or the family that follow their husbands, partners or parents into a seagoing life AND succeed.

More often than not exchanging a seemingly comfortable, secure life for one that at first sight appears to be pure madness.

I take my hat off to them
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Raps has always been a gay bar for Marines from "Cherry" Point MCAS It's a fern bar man. They only serve wine. On Sundays, I heard there was a motorcycle group that goes there, Bareback Riders MC, I think it is. Were you in that? Gay Marines...wow! They'll be wanting to get married next. It just ain't right.

Real sailors like me damn sure don't go there.
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will the real sailor please stand up.....

I am still waiting for Don's rap version ...

"I like Big Boats"
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will the real sailor please stand up.....

I am still waiting for Don's rap version ...

"I like Big Boats"

I've been looking for a "reason" to have a few extra beers. So give it a tune and I'll see what can be done.
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I've been looking for a "reason" to have a few extra beers. So give it a tune and I'll see what can be done.

here ya go......
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I can't stand it:

Captain Palms, I swear I was kidding about Raps and the MC club.

I crack me up.
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Crabs molt every year to grow into a bigger shell, unless they wind up in the cooking pot!
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