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    Default Face of Fear.

    When Admiral Earl Howe(1726~1799) was a captain he was once hastily awakened in the middle of the nignt by the lieutenant of the watch, who informed him with great agitation that the ship was on fire, near the magazine."If that be the case," said Captain Howe, leisurely putting on his clothes, "we ahall soon know about it." The Lieutenant raced back to the scene of danger and again returned with news ."You need not, sir,be afraid...the fire is extinguished.**AFRIAD!**exclaimed Howe. "What d'you mean by that, sir?? I was never afraid in my life." And looking the lieutenant full in the face , he added, "Pray how dose a man feel when he's afraid? I need not ask how he looks".
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    Reg,
    Your memories from your time at sea equal those of Brian's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
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    Your memories from your time at sea equal those of Brian's!
    Hi Kevin.
    You are too kind, But I shall never equal those of Brian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bangorreg View Post
    Hi Kevin.
    You are too kind, But I shall never equal those of Brian!
    Reg.
    But you're not denying you were at sea in the 1700's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    But you're not denying you were at sea in the 1700's?
    That's what I thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    That's what I thought!
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    Well you thought correct' The following is a photo of me taken with 3 others around that date??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bangorreg View Post
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    Well you thought correct' The following is a photo of me taken with 3 others around that date??
    Ha, nice one Reg.

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    God Lord, those pictures of you seafaring types is enough to turn a girls head!
    Can any of you sailing types tell me what the Focsle is (is that how you spell it)? Combining the current thread with the ongoing Ghostie one, my elderly neighbour who went to sea for 30 years, knows I am terrified of Ghosts. He tells me a story of being on watch whilst off the Coast of New Zealand and the men on board being terrified of banging noises coming from the said Focsle or whatever it is. Said a man had died whilst the ship was being built whilst working on the Focsle and his spirit was trying to get out. What is this thing used for and is it sealed up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    God Lord, those pictures of you seafaring types is enough to turn a girls head!
    Can any of you sailing types tell me what the Focsle is (is that how you spell it)? Combining the current thread with the ongoing Ghostie one, my elderly neighbour who went to sea for 30 years, knows I am terrified of Ghosts. He tells me a story of being on watch whilst off the Coast of New Zealand and the men on board being terrified of banging noises coming from the said Focsle or whatever it is. Said a man had died whilst the ship was being built whilst working on the Focsle and his spirit was trying to get out. What is this thing used for and is it sealed up?
    I'm no seaman Partsky, but as far as I know the focsle is the former fore castle on an old man of war. This is the front of the ship.

    For women, that's the pointy bit.

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    Theres a joke in there somewhere, but we wont go there. I was going to be indignant but realised I do define boats as having "pointy" bits or the "back". bit so didnt even get on my high horse. My seafarer Dad would roll in his grave but he didnt talk about his time at sea much but given what you sailors are saying, or implying, I am not surprised! Thanks for info though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    Theres a joke in there somewhere, but we wont go there. I was going to be indignant but realised I do define boats as having "pointy" bits or the "back". bit so didnt even get on my high horse. My seafarer Dad would roll in his grave but he didnt talk about his time at sea much but given what you sailors are saying, or implying, I am not surprised! Thanks for info though.
    I was gonna go to sea as a boy Partsky, but never did. I ended up in the Army. I have spent lots of times on ships and submarines but I aint no sailor. Don't confuse me with the old salts on here. I'd ask a proper sailor before believing me. I think all sailors are gay.



    Just kiddin' about the last remark.


    Or am I?

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    If you are right Pabs, then my Dad was gay and had nine kids. He wouldnt be offended; he would laugh.! My Dad did subs too. Hated the things. Loved that film "Das Boot" .Said it was the most realistic film about subs ever, particularly the bits where they were all quiet whilst "enemy" subs were about. Scary stuff. Me poor Dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    If you are right Pabs, then my Dad was gay and had nine kids. He wouldnt be offended; he would laugh.! My Dad did subs too. Hated the things. Loved that film "Das Boot" .Said it was the most realistic film about subs ever, particularly the bits where they were all quiet whilst "enemy" subs were about. Scary stuff. Me poor Dad.
    Brave man indeed. Submariners were summit else. Yes, he woulda found it funny, especially from an Army guy. Subs I were in were usually nuclear boats and the more modern diesel boats.

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    Pabs, nuclear or not,subs must have been scary at times. What do you think about this talk of subs accidentally pulling down fishing boats. Is it a myth or do you think it is possible~?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    Pabs, nuclear or not,subs must have been scary at times. What do you think about this talk of subs accidentally pulling down fishing boats. Is it a myth or do you think it is possible~?
    I aint got no great experience in subs, usually just a taxi to us. As far as I know it happens more often than you know. All sides were spying on each other at close quarters and often small boats would get caught up. Subs can't surface, they just carry on. A fishing boat disappears and no one is the wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangorreg View Post
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    Well you thought correct' The following is a photo of me taken with 3 others around that date??
    Good pic',you've aged remarkably well there,must be the sea air!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    If you are right Pabs, then my Dad was gay and had nine kids. He wouldnt be offended; he would laugh.! My Dad did subs too. Hated the things. Loved that film "Das Boot" .Said it was the most realistic film about subs ever, particularly the bits where they were all quiet whilst "enemy" subs were about. Scary stuff. Me poor Dad.
    Must agree,that was one of the best t.v. series I've seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I was gonna go to sea as a boy Partsky, but never did. I ended up in the Army. I have spent lots of times on ships and submarines but I aint no sailor. Don't confuse me with the old salts on here. I'd ask a proper sailor before believing me. I think all sailors are gay.



    Just kiddin' about the last remark.


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    HI YOU MAY JUST BE RIGHT? HAVE A READ OF THE FOLLING...
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...the-fleet.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Good pic',you've aged remarkably well there,must be the sea air!
    Hi WSTEVER66
    Yep as yee can see our whole family are made up of "Sea Air"!!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bangorreg View Post
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    Well you thought correct' The following is a photo of me taken with 3 others around that date??
    Blimey - 4 clones of Daley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I'm no seaman Partsky, but as far as I know the focsle is the former fore castle on an old man of war. This is the front of the ship.

    For women, that's the pointy bit.
    Spot on, it's the enclosed storage area in the bow. On old ships it was sometimes used as crew accommodation. Cap Kong posted a story about that but it might have been on the sailors website we used before we migrated to Yo.
    On modern ships the focsle is used for storing paint (in a paint locker) and mooring ropes when they're not in use. The anchor chain passes through, often via a tube or guide, into the chain locker below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Blimey - 4 clones of Daley!
    Hahaha. Very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangorreg View Post
    HI YOU MAY JUST BE RIGHT? HAVE A READ OF THE FOLLING...
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...the-fleet.html

    Reg.
    Ha, me suspicions have been confirmed.

    To be honest though, don't really think it matters much. Peoples sexual orientation should be their own affair. There were a couple of soldiers I know, who when they left the Army had a sex change. Served with them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Ha, me suspicions have been confirmed.

    To be honest though, don't really think it matters much. Peoples sexual orientation should be their own affair. There were a couple of soldiers I know, who when they left the Army had a sex change. Served with them too.
    Bothers me not in the slightest.
    In 13 years in the Merchant Navy I only sailed with two or three who were openly gay - don't know about those who didn't advertise their preferences.
    Having sailed witha few guys who also sailed on cruise ships, from what they tell me that is where most gay sailors ended up - though I believe they tended to take hospitality related jobs than actual seaman duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Bothers me not in the slightest.
    In 13 years in the Merchant Navy I only sailed with two or three who were openly gay - don't know about those who didn't advertise their preferences.
    Having sailed witha few guys who also sailed on cruise ships, from what they tell me that is where most gay sailors ended up - though I believe they tended to take hospitality related jobs than actual seaman duties.
    Don't surprise me. There seems to be a lot of gays doing cabin crew jobs on the airlines. Wonder why that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Don't surprise me. There seems to be a lot of gays doing cabin crew jobs on the airlines. Wonder why that is.
    Maybe because all the gay's think that the sailors are all as handsome as you Pablo ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Maybe because all the gay's think that the sailors are all as handsome as you Pablo ?
    This is true Zap.

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    When I seen the title of this thread I thought it was about you Pablo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangorreg View Post
    Hi WSTEVER66
    Yep as yee can see our whole family are made up of "Sea Air"!!.
    REG.
    Looks like all ranks there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Maybe because all the gay's think that the sailors are all as handsome as you Pablo ?
    Sorry, never meant to leave Kevin out.

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