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Jim Koepke
06-29-2015, 1:19 AM
Interesting story about a Navy ship that never set sail. It was never in the water. Yet many men served aboard this ship:



John A langley
06-29-2015, 7:56 AM
very interesting Jim,lived and worked around New York City for quite few years i've never heard about that thanks for the post

Bruce Page
06-29-2015, 12:35 PM
That would've been a sight to see.
Thanks for the link.

Rick Potter
06-29-2015, 1:13 PM
I just passed it along to my brother, who is always looking for speech ideas he can use at Toastmaster meetings.

Ken Fitzgerald
06-29-2015, 1:19 PM
Those were the days......wooden ships and men of iron......

Peter Stahl
06-29-2015, 7:49 PM
That is cool, thanks for posting that. My daughter was in the Navy and never went out to sea on a ship.

Frederick Skelly
06-29-2015, 9:42 PM
Cool post Jim. Thanks!

Mike Cozad
06-30-2015, 5:58 PM
Those were the days......wooden ships and men of iron......

There is a submarine documentary from the late 60s or early 70s called "Steel Boats, Iron Men" and back then that stuff was true. I was on the tail end of that era. My 1st boat was a bit rough around the edges and we lived like pirates. My last boat, at that time the newest the navy had, we were spoiled with real flush toilets and an unlimited supply of fresh and hot water with huge sanitary tanks and a massive torpedo room. The young sailors on her were spoiled from the jump. They would see the movie playing at Sublets and think it was work of fiction....