Call Chief Petty Officer USN Departing-Boatswain's Gina * Gina firstname.lastname@example.org
Info. kindly provided by: THE ANCIENT MARINER web site at SEAGIFTS.com
All hands on deck. When the going was rough, all sailors
needed to be on deck, to man the pumps, go aloft, or in case
of war, defend the ship in action. "All hands on deck" was
one of the many special commands blown by Bosun's Mates on their specially shaped whistle, called a Bosun's call, pipe, or whistle. Sometimes the whistles were blown as a salute, for visiting dignitaries, for weddings or burials.
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