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boatswain

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Location : Marion, VA
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PostSubject: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:54 pm

Hello everyone. I'm Charles, and I'm a veteran of the U.S. Navy. I became a pipe smoker while in the Navy, thanks to one of our chief petty officers introducing me to pipe smoking. Tragically, I lost my pipe (thanks to a rather large blue-fin tuna we caught while fishing off the back of my ship). The dang fish was flopping like mad and knocked my pipe out of my mouth and made it the property of the Pacific Ocean. The loss as since been remedied, with many more additions as well.

There's 1 sea story down, and about 499 more to go lol
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Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:57 pm

Welcome to BOB. Nice story. That's why every piper needs a couple of cobs in the tackle box.
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:57 pm

Welcome aboard Boats,

Best rate in the Navy! Another old Deck Ape here from the Gator Navy. Glad you found us here, post often. Very Happy
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boatswain

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Location : Marion, VA
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:04 pm

I was actually a Mineman in the mine-sweep navy, but I spent a majority of my time as a deck ape (was the Deck dept. supervisor my last year on-board ship). Nice to meet a fellow sailor on here!!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:06 pm

welcome Charles, enjoy your time here

rev
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:10 pm

Welcome to BoB.
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Mozjo33

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:28 pm

Welcome to the forum Charles!
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Slide



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Location : Benton, Louisiana
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:30 pm

Welcome Charles!
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:18 am

Welcome to the BoB brother! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:51 am

Welcome Smile I hope you enjoy your time here on BoB! Sorry to hear about your first pipe but I'm glad it sounds like the loss encouraged a nice health PAD outbreak.
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:40 am

Welcome to the crew Boats! Retired Coastie, put my crow on in '72 (g)..
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:19 am

Welcome aboard Matey!
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:32 pm

Welcome to the forums! I look forward to more stories

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Mr_Jeff

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:38 pm

Another old boatswains mate here, but Coast Guard. Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Welcome to the forums!
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:49 pm

Mr_Jeff wrote:
Another old boatswains mate here, but Coast Guard. Welcome.

Cool, now I know how it's spelled. <sheepish grin>

Duh...
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:38 pm

Welcome to the BoB!
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:34 pm

A tuna never would have gotten the better of a soldier. Regardless I hope the tuna was good eatin' and welcome to BoB.
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boatswain

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:08 pm

Oh yeah, that tuna was eaten! It went great with a little lemon juice, fresh ground pepper, and a smoked paprika rub lol

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:41 pm

Welcome!
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:07 pm

Welcome aboard, Charles.
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:03 pm

Davy Jones sends his "thanks" for the nice pipe you "sent" him.
He's enjoying a bowl of Seaweed Flake at this very moment. Laughing

And welcome,

Natch
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:50 pm

Hello and Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Late reply - but welcome aboard!
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PostSubject: Re: It's pronounced like "bosun", not like it's spelled   Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:08 pm

Welcome.
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