“You lucky bugger!” Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor? “Fair wind and a following sea.“
Wolfgang Weber, currently on a circumnavigation of the globe near Cuba and author of the book “Sail Knigge”, explains: “Sailors greet each other with a steady wave with one hand, when both ships sail right next to each other or the shortest distance to each other The greeting does not just mean ‘hello!’
bluejacket. boater. mariner. mate.
“On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Navy and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service.”
The Naval Prayer
O Eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end; Be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants and the Fleet in which we serve.
“Bearing away” or “jibing” (similar to saying “helm’s a-lee” during a tack) indicates the helmsman is turning the boat (away from the wind) to start the jibe. “Jibe-ho” accompanies the start of the boom swing across the centerline.
For sailors in full uniform, it is considered good luck to touch one’s collar while on the water. Boating lore tells us that saints can be a great source of help during dangerous situations on the water.
dock. verb. if a ship docks, it arrives at a dock.
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ANSWER: Aye Aye a reply to a command or order the Navy, meaning “I understand and will obey.” The phrase “aye aye” is commonly heard today in the Navy. It is derived from a duplicate of the word “aye” which came into the English language in the late 1500s and early 1600s, meaning “Yes; even so.”.
salt (slang) seafarer. seaman. shipman. squid (slang, mildly pejorative)
The Scouse accent is highly distinctive; having been influenced heavily by Irish, Norwegian, and Welsh immigrants who arrived via the Liverpool docks, it has little in common with the accents of its neighbouring regions or the rest of England. The accent is named after scouse, a stew eaten by sailors and locals.
Filters. (informal, idiomatic) The characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic. noun.
Ahoy is a signal word used to call to a ship or boat. The word stems from the Middle English cry “Hoy!”, a greeting derived from the Dutch “Hoi”. Seafarers used the word ‘ahoy’ in song well before the word’s first recorded use in print.
For example, Burns answers the phone by saying “Ahoy, hoy!“, which was suggested by Alexander Graham Bell to be used as the proper telephone answer when the telephone was first invented.
It’s more common that boats are used by men, so they refer to their treasured boat as a woman they love. Did you notice that men do this with cars, too? Sometimes they refer to the vehicle or vessel as their “girlfriend” or “baby.” 2.
The nerve center of all things nuclear. Bubble: The up or down angle of the boat, with a “zero bubble” being an even keel. The bubble may have to be changed to maintain depth.
The term squid was a term given to sailors in the 60s who would blow their deployment money on motorcycles and booze. They would drown them selves in rum, then crash their motorcycles like squids[aquatic animal that swims fast but crashes into everything].
Sailors often refer to submariners as “Sardines.” The term is derived from the packed and claustrophobic atmosphere of a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine.
Any person (Active, National Guard, or Reserve) who has completed at least one enlistment or other obligated military service and received an honorable discharge is eligible for Military Funeral Honors.
Dear Lord, Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country. We pray that you will bless them for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Pray for Afghanistan
O God of mercy and of peace, We hold before you the peoples of Afghanistan. Be peace to those engaged in armed conflict and those who live within its shadow. Hold us all in your unfailing love.
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