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Fri Oct 8, 2021, 03:25 PM

25. I'm ex Navy and rode a Destroyer, submariners call their vessels, "Boats".

I toured the Bluefish in the late 70's early 80's,while it was tied to our outside, Ashdod Israel. I can most assuredly confirm the usage of the noun "boat", after meeting the Ex O at the doorway of HIS CABIN IN HIS SKIVIEES WRITING A LETTER. I was so shocked at not just being in officers country near midnight, both of us mildly tipsee, and as clear as a bell I still remember the Ex O's, (remaining seated of course) his big smile, and saying welcome onboard "our boat"..

A destroyerman, hell nearly any surface sailor keeps a wary eye on the Ex O. They are always the skipper's ramrod, and if you step over a line, rammed by him you will be. Submariners are a different breed altogether.

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