Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Sailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Castro Valley, CA
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    HGCub/Deluxe Spinn
    Insulation
    HGP/SSF/JRBHR/HGBu
    Suspension
    line/ring/strap
    Posts
    733

    A Constitutional Hang

    Sailor aboard and enjoying the oldest commissioned floating hang.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posts
    29
    My grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and after. He always swore that the hammocks were a very comfortable way to sleep.

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    tesside
    Hammock
    dd camping hammock
    Tarp
    truenorthoutdoors
    Insulation
    dd hammocks ub
    Suspension
    tape with bow knot
    Posts
    29
    like it alot whish i had a hammock lik that

  4. #4
    Senior Member Harpo63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancaster County, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB DBL 1.7
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    KAQ,WB,Ham. Gear
    Suspension
    Dutch clips, strap
    Posts
    533
    I toured the USS North Carolina battleship once, They have places to hang, but replaced most with fold down bunk beds. Any Navy boys here that can explain why on earth they replaced hammocks??? Seems like a dumb typical government idea when hammocks take up less space and are lighter! (not to mention more comfortable!)

  5. #5
    Senior Member TeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY 10'x11'
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,631
    Images
    300
    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    I toured the USS North Carolina battleship once, They have places to hang, but replaced most with fold down bunk beds. Any Navy boys here that can explain why on earth they replaced hammocks??? Seems like a dumb typical government idea when hammocks take up less space and are lighter! (not to mention more comfortable!)
    Could have something to do with the hammocks shown - not very wide, so getting diagonal is going to be a problem. The hammock are strung pretty close together which is also going to make laying on the diagonal harder.

    All in all, if you like the banana shape, then maybe a hammock aboard ship as pictured wouldn't be bad. My knees couldn't take it.
    Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

    Do not dig your grave with your teeth. (Unknown)

  6. #6
    Senior Member Trooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Lake St. Clair
    Hammock
    HH Hyperlite & WBBB 1.0 Double
    Insulation
    Crowsnest/No Snive
    Posts
    820
    Images
    9
    Is that special access or can anyone test the hammocks?

  7. #7
    Sailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Castro Valley, CA
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    HGCub/Deluxe Spinn
    Insulation
    HGP/SSF/JRBHR/HGBu
    Suspension
    line/ring/strap
    Posts
    733
    The period uniformed third class leading the tour failed to properly account for all of the US Navy's guests, and son and I were momentarily left to our own devices. Hopped a line and took each other's pictures, as it was meet and right so to do.

    Plans are for her to sail under her own power for the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

  8. #8
    Member WeekNDHiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wetumpka, AL
    Hammock
    Custom made multicam
    Tarp
    Custom 40DMulticam
    Insulation
    Thermolit/pad/bivy
    Suspension
    rope/straps/biners
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    I toured the USS North Carolina battleship once, They have places to hang, but replaced most with fold down bunk beds. Any Navy boys here that can explain why on earth they replaced hammocks??? Seems like a dumb typical government idea when hammocks take up less space and are lighter! (not to mention more comfortable!)
    A hammock would also negate the rocking of the ship. I wonder if you can bring your own hammock on board.
    Quote Originally Posted by exdiver View Post
    I roll more than a turd beetle.

  9. #9
    sandykayak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Hammock
    Switchback
    Tarp
    BDD rect OESMacCat
    Insulation
    JRB Shen /2 AHEsyn
    Suspension
    Straps/Dutch Clips
    Posts
    645
    I just called ex #2 (WW2 Navy vet) and asked if he ever slept in hammocks.

    He said they were issued a hammock as part of their kit. They had to get up really early and remove the hammocks, cos that's where they set up the tables for chow.

    He also said they were very high up and he had to grab onto some metal thing and hope his *** would make it to the hammock! This was on the Gwinn (Destroyer). A few months later he was on the Longshaw.

    aside: they sailed 50-60' behind the aircraft carrier. if a pilot went into the water, they rescued. Bill physically jumped into the water and swam out to rescue the pilot(s). when they returned them to the carrier they would get 50 gallons of ice cream as a "thank you" gift.

    ummmm....to get back on topic: he said that he was only in the hammock for a short time. they "modernized" and went to bunks.

    I'm going to get him to try my Switchback one day.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Sailor aboard and enjoying the oldest commissioned floating hang.
    Directly above you as you lie in the hammock is a fitting in the ceiling. Is that a sprinkler?

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •