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Jim Bow
08-21-2018, 10:43 PM
I made a comment to a recently discharged EM2 about sailors wearing battle dress uniforms aboard ship.
He pointed out that, on the bridge, the Captain said "Right" and"Left", not "Port" and "Starboard".
Also, they made the Captain on his aircraft carrier get rid of the Captains Gig.

hawkeye54
08-21-2018, 11:41 PM
Jim, back in the 1970 - 1979 era, when I was in the Navy, it was the accepted practice to report to the officer on the bridge " Sir, the rudder is right (or left) X degrees "

downthecreek
08-22-2018, 01:14 AM
Jim, back in the 1970 - 1979 era, when I was in the Navy, it was the accepted practice to report to the officer on the bridge " Sir, the rudder is right (or left) X degrees "

Even in that magnificent wartime novel "The Caine Mutiny" it's "come right" etc. I presume the author knew what he was doing, as it mostly seems to be pretty authentic.

skuthorp
08-22-2018, 04:55 AM
There was a Brit radio comedy called The Navy Lark. ''Right hand down a bit………….."

downthecreek
08-22-2018, 05:07 AM
There was a Brit radio comedy called The Navy Lark. ''Right hand down a bit………….."

Ah yes, I remember it well! Memory Lane......

HMS Troutbridge. Chief Petty Officer Pertwee. Commander Povey and his dear wife Ramona........

skuthorp
08-22-2018, 06:30 AM
…and a very gay Number One…………….

Peerie Maa
08-22-2018, 06:59 AM
Apparently the Navy Lark is being broadcast again :D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bfvkd/episodes/player

Rich Jones
08-22-2018, 07:24 AM
I crewed aboard a retired Navy captain's sailboat for a few years and he always used right and left when giving instructions. He was also refreshingly democratic when racing, never barking orders.

Ted Hoppe
08-22-2018, 09:33 AM
I crewed aboard a retired Navy captain's sailboat for a few years and he always used right and left when giving instructions. He was also refreshingly democratic when racing, never barking orders.

What was your campaigning success with such democracy?