From:  Frank Rogers

   Dated:  August 14, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

​My days in d Navy (US) it was: 

"Heave out and trice up.  Smoking lamp is lit in all authorized spaces.  Now turn to.  Commence ship’s work.” 
“Glory”  EM2


    From:  Joe Ciokon

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

“Heave out and trice up”  Yo Ho, me hearties! 
JoeC

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Navy Lingo

August 2016

AFVN Group Conversations

    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  August 10, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Joe Ciokon's Navy when he first signed up.

Jim W


    From:  Ken Kalish

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

On the river, our call to action was "We ain't left yet."


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  August 14, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Being in the Army, the only Navy messages I ever heard of were "Will the Duty Chicken report to the galley and run through the soup." and "All hands aft report forward, all hands forward report aft, all hands port report starboard, all hands starboard report port, all hands topside report below, all hands below report topside and all hand mid-ship standby to direct traffic." 
With apologies for any errors, 
Jim W​


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  August 14, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Being in the Army, the only Navy messages I ever heard of were "Will the Duty Chicken report to the galley and run through the soup." and "All hands aft report forward, all hands forward report aft, all hands port report starboard, all hands starboard report port, all hands topside report below, all hands below report topside and all hand mid-ship standby to direct traffic." 
With apologies for any errors, 
Jim W


    From:  Steve Sevits

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Never having been in the Navy, I wouldn't know.  Do they change their underwear with each other?

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 Jim White posted a message with a number of photos taken on board the USS Brooklyn in 1896.   Click here. 

The result was the following offering of Navy (and other?) lingo.


    From:  Joe Ciokon

   Dated:  August 10, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

I donated my flat hat (AKA: Saucer hat) to the MIDWAY uniforms exhibit. I always fell out of my hammock in high seas.

JoeC



    From:  Mike Jackson

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Me timbers be shivered!  I always thought that had to do with one's underwear.   [In reply to Ken's message above.]
Mike J

    From:  Dickie Ellis

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

You Squids have a lot of weird stuff and sayings.... In the Army we used to say...."Get out of your foxhole and kick some A**!!! Dickie​


    From:  Joe Ciokon

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Nah, they give their used ones to the Marines.


    From:  Ken Kalish

   Dated:  August 14, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

The smoking lamp is lit....

Ken


    From:  Ken Kalish

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

The days of right arm rates, iron men, and hammocks for the crew.  And now you know why the rise and shine call of the Navy is “Turn to and truss up!”  Translated, that means get up and stow your hammock. 
Ken


    From:  Ken Kalish

   Dated:  August 11, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Nah.  Sailors still change their underwear at least twice a month. 
Ken

    From:  Randy Kafka

   Dated:  August 14, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Sweepers ,sweepers man your broom, give the ship a clean sweep down fore and aft.  Sweep down all decks ladders and passageways.  The fantail is open for dumping of the trash.  Now sweepers, sweepers.


    From:  Bob Nelson

   Dated:  August 14, 2015

Subject:  Modern Navy 1896

Smith, you change with Jones; Johnson you change with Morecook.​