08 November 2009


Go Navy

I have served in many forms and names.

And I find this amusing.
Eric and Mowhawk and Shadow and Vearl and MC and Guy and Oldie and Dirty old effin Millionaire and Blob and all others service grunts/troops are free to argue

All I can say is that seals sleep with girl seals even if there is mermaids around.

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.


Ta to Phil

At least they kept their priorities straight.

... bhwhaahahaha.... yeah, what BobG said!...

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