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Naval etiquette LESSONS from someone who can't call the MAINMAST and the FOREMAST with their PROPER NAMES :Smile_medal:

 

 

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3 hours ago, bushwacker001 said:

No NAVAL ship goes to sea with no CREW EITHER

 

I mean, we have captains :cap_hmm: altho it would be fun to select skills for the whole crew on BB - 3rd boiler rooms 2nd mechanics assistant Billy -> expert repair :cap_haloween:

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to be fair I liked it back in the day when the IJN ships had the flags on the arse end of their ships. it really suited the lower tier carriers like the Zuiho and Ryujo

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Just a quick correction, there is no "Foremast" on a modern "British Warship", it us called the "Jack staff". The only flag flown from the Jack Staff  is the Union Flag, commonly know as the "Jack"

 

The "White Ensign" is only flown from the Stern when "Anchored", "Bouyed" and "Alongside".

 

The "White Ensign" is flown from the "Mast" when at sea.

 

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17 hours ago, bushwacker001 said:

No NAVAL ship goes to sea with no CREW EITHER 

 

The things people waste a forum thread and time on these days....

 

ITS A GAME!  :Smile_sceptic:

how come you are have a RANK?.

 

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17 hours ago, Cosseria said:

Naval etiquette LESSONS from someone who can't call the MAINMAST and the FOREMAST with their PROPER NAMES :Smile_medal:

 

 

hoe come you are a MIDSHIPMAN.Can NOT FIND ANY INFO ON THIS.

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17 hours ago, bushwacker001 said:

No NAVAL ship goes to sea with no CREW EITHER 

 

The things people waste a forum thread and time on these days....

 

ITS A GAME!  :Smile_sceptic:

I do not SMOKE. And was a ROYAL NAVY BOXER.Care for a bout some time. I HAVE HAD A stroke. Gives you the ADVANTAGE.

 

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Looks like your keyboard had a stroke too.

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3 minutes ago, buccaneer_invader said:

I do not SMOKE. And was a ROYAL NAVY BOXER.Care for a bout some time. I HAVE HAD A stroke. Gives you the ADVANTAGE.

 

 

Do I DETECT a slightly AGGRESSIVE chap here? 

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Actually i need to slightly correct the OP here. 

Battle Ensigns were required to be flown in battle from any operational Mast to signify the national identity of the ship in question. In the age of sail at the close quarters range the smoke of the guns would quite frequently obscure ships and the large flags were required. 
to also surrender it involved the lowing the battle ensign hence the term of striking the colours and also nailing the colours to the mast

 

the advent of iron and steam changed the rules as the masts began to disappear and the prevalence of mixed classes of ships from different countries became rarer. At the end of the day in the two world wars the decision was down to individual captains. 
Captain Bell of HMS Exeter during the battle of the river plate order the raising of five battle ensigns on Exeter.
Top of the Main, Port and Starboard Yard arms, Top of the Mizzen and lower Mizzen. 

that would have been quite a sight as she steamed along at 30+kts, and Exeter was a graceful looking ship. 

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