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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Aug '18 05:51
    About to set sail for the US.
    (Hope UK and US are still allies by the time it gets there!)

    I had to laugh at this-
    Capt Jerry Kyd, the carrier's commanding officer, added:
    "Crossing a major ocean with 1,500 sailors, aircrew and
    marines embarked and the spectre of the first F-35B Lightning
    landing on the deck in September is very exciting for us all.


    Crossing the Atlantic exciting?!?
    He's a bloody sailor for chrissakes - what
    did he expect to be doing when he signed-up?.
    Rowing in the Serpentine?
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    18 Aug '18 09:40
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    About to set sail for the US.
    (Hope UK and US are still allies by the time it gets there!)

    I had to laugh at this-
    [i]Capt Jerry Kyd, the carrier's commanding officer, added:
    "Crossing a major ocean with 1,500 sailors, aircrew and
    marines embarked and the spectre of the first F-35B Lightning
    landing on the deck in September is very exciting fo ...[text shortened]... for chrissakes - what
    did he expect to be doing when he signed-up?.
    Rowing in the Serpentine?
    I expect he thought he'd be splicing the mainbrace, that's what sailors seem to spend their time doing in movies.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Aug '18 10:14
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    I expect he thought he'd be splicing the mainbrace, that's what sailors seem to spend their time doing in movies.
    Is that a euphemism?
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    18 Aug '18 16:54
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Is that a euphemism?
    Naaaa, it's the first thing sailors have to learn to do; sort of a right of passage into sailorhood. 'When 'e can sploice tha' there mainbrace.'e can call e'self a sailor, me lad!'

    That kind of thing. Shivering ones' timbers comes later, as does hoisting the jolly Roger.
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    18 Aug '18 21:051 edit
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    Naaaa, it's the first thing sailors have to learn to do; sort of a right of passage into sailorhood. 'When 'e can sploice tha' there mainbrace.'e can call e'self a sailor, me lad!'

    That kind of thing. Shivering ones' timbers comes later, as does hoisting the jolly Roger.
    Ex USN and certified rigger. For you dummies. Modern day. YouTube
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Aug '18 22:11
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBlvFRDHdgM
    A fat boy playing with wire rope and making it even more boring than it sounds.

    🙄
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    18 Aug '18 22:36
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    Ex USN and certified rigger. For you dummies. Modern day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBlvFRDHdgM
    You mean they don't have galleons anymore?
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    18 Aug '18 22:44
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    A fat boy playing with wire rope and making it even more boring than it sounds.

    🙄
    Don't be so dismissive, it probably took him years to learn how to do that. Bet it breaks the ice at a few parties, too....
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    18 Aug '18 23:28
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    You mean they don't have galleons anymore?
    liters...
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    19 Aug '18 00:48
    Originally posted by @rookie54
    liters...
    Liteors.
  11. Subscriberdivegeester
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    19 Aug '18 05:23
    That’s a big ship. Don’t think I’d stand right on the edge like that though!
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    20 Aug '18 09:56
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    That’s a big ship. Don’t think I’d stand right on the edge like that though!
    You might fall off.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45240390

    Pretty blasé wasn't she!
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    20 Aug '18 11:22
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    You might fall off.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45240390

    Pretty blasé wasn't she!
    Very! There is something odd about it all and I can't put my finger on it.

    On a side note I found it amusing that Sky news (online) took the opportunity to described how the Cruise liner had been recently fully refurbished etc and describe the tourist attractions of the ports it visited nearby.

    Cha-ching!
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    21 Aug '18 11:332 edits
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    About to set sail for the US.
    (Hope UK and US are still allies by the time it gets there!)

    I had to laugh at this-
    [i]Capt Jerry Kyd, the carrier's commanding officer, added:
    "Crossing a major ocean with 1,500 sailors, aircrew and
    marines embarked and the spectre of the first F-35B Lightning
    landing on the deck in September is very exciting fo ...[text shortened]... for chrissakes - what
    did he expect to be doing when he signed-up?.
    Rowing in the Serpentine?
    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-08/british-aircraft-carriers-return

    Interesting reading, although this page is a year old now.

    More details here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Queen_Elizabeth_(R08)
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    09 Sep '18 09:23
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    Naaaa, it's the first thing sailors have to learn to do; sort of a right of passage into sailorhood. 'When 'e can sploice tha' there mainbrace.'e can call e'self a sailor, me lad!'

    That kind of thing. Shivering ones' timbers comes later, as does hoisting the jolly Roger.
    first thing one learns is to roger the cabin boy & seaman stains
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