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Vacation USA

hlg6016

A/C Wings Here
You don't visit significant industrial sites on your free time?

Ever since I saw a post on it, I've wanted to see the Soo Locks.

That said, all Navy folks should go see Old Ironsides if they end up in Boston.
Not sure if they bring the OCS folks up from Newport, But the Chiefs class comes up and wakes up all the condo owners with their motivation runs, I love it>
 

Dontcallmegump

Well-Known Member
Not sure if they bring the OCS folks up from Newport, But the Chiefs class comes up and wakes up all the condo owners with their motivation runs, I love it>
My class also got to spend most of a day in Boston. Every class is given the opportunity for a day trip. We just wanted to visit the town and my small group went and saw her.

It was neat, I was surprised how small it was and man that smell below deck 😳
 

hlg6016

A/C Wings Here
I find the differnces between the Constitution and Cassin Young pretty amazing. Definitely a time when men where men (And you know the rest)
 

AllAmerican75

Back to School!
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I find the differnces between the Constitution and Cassin Young pretty amazing. Definitely a time when men where men (And you know the rest)
And we still had the rum ration! The single greatest travesty in Naval history was Josephus Daniels abolishing the rum ration and making all of ships dry. Anyway, splice the mainbrace and all that:

The following is an account of USS Constitution’s famous war cruise during the War of 1812. In August, Constitution set sail from Boston with 475 officers and men — about the same complement as one of our Aegis cruisers today — and the following supplies:
  • 48,000 gallons of fresh water
  • 7,400 cannon shot
  • 11,000 pounds of black powder and…
  • 79,400 gallons of rum.
Upon arriving in Jamaica on 6 October, she took on:
  • 826 pounds of flour and…
  • 69,300 gallons of rum.
She then headed for the Azores, where she took on
  • 550 tons of beef and…
  • 64,000 gallons of Portuguese wine.
On 13 November she set sail for England. In the ensuing days, she defeated 5 British men of war and sank 12 British merchant ships, salvaging only their rum.

By 27 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nonetheless, she made a raid on the Firth of Clyde. Her landing party captured a whiskey distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of scotch aboard. She then headed home.

Constitution made port at Boston harbor on the 23rd of February with no cannon shot, no powder, no food, no rum, no whiskey, no wine — but with 48,000 gallons of stagnant water!
 

Treetop Flyer

Well-Known Member
pilot
And we still had the rum ration! The single greatest travesty in Naval history was Josephus Daniels abolishing the rum ration and making all of ships dry. Anyway, splice the mainbrace and all that:

The following is an account of USS Constitution’s famous war cruise during the War of 1812. In August, Constitution set sail from Boston with 475 officers and men — about the same complement as one of our Aegis cruisers today — and the following supplies:
  • 48,000 gallons of fresh water
  • 7,400 cannon shot
  • 11,000 pounds of black powder and…
  • 79,400 gallons of rum.
Upon arriving in Jamaica on 6 October, she took on:
  • 826 pounds of flour and…
  • 69,300 gallons of rum.
She then headed for the Azores, where she took on
  • 550 tons of beef and…
  • 64,000 gallons of Portuguese wine.
On 13 November she set sail for England. In the ensuing days, she defeated 5 British men of war and sank 12 British merchant ships, salvaging only their rum.

By 27 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nonetheless, she made a raid on the Firth of Clyde. Her landing party captured a whiskey distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of scotch aboard. She then headed home.

Constitution made port at Boston harbor on the 23rd of February with no cannon shot, no powder, no food, no rum, no whiskey, no wine — but with 48,000 gallons of stagnant water!
With sails, range is only limited by alcohol consumption
 

nittany03

Big hairy American winning machine
pilot
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Super Moderator
Contributor
Unfortunately, that's an urban legend. Even the most hardcore old-school Sailor would be dead after drinking almost 2 gallons of booze daily for six months.

They served grog to disinfect the water barrels, not get the crew hammered.
 

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
pilot
Unfortunately, that's an urban legend. Even the most hardcore old-school Sailor would be dead after drinking almost 2 gallons of booze daily for six months.

They served grog to disinfect the water barrels, not get the crew hammered.
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@nittany03 is a nice guy but boy, what a killjoy.
 

Hair Warrior

New Member
I am betting the truth is somewhere in between. No doubt they indulged, and maybe for official records the ship’s store officer (SUPPO) marked “0 gallons whiskey aboard” when they returned to North Anerica, but each sailor got to take a mini keg home as a sort of wage supplement/ spoil of war. Imported liquor would be more valuable to them as barter in their home town than in their liver. If true, that would make for some fun tales of a couple dozen sailors and their personal whiskey kegs each headed home (or to a more seedy establishment) by oxcart, horse, or foot.
 
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