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    Hammocking on Ol' Ironsides!!!

    Hello all,

    recently I had the pleasure of touring the oldest commissioned ship in the United States navy. any servicemen past or present reading, first and foremost we all appreciate your service in a big way, a sincere thank you from me.

    in any case, the ship is awesome to say the least. the quality and craftmanship put into a a ship of this caliber is top notch! and also they used to sleep in hammocks. so i took some pictures (i apologize, they're from a cell phone) and here they are... i have plenty more but since i'm at work on a break, unless you guys want to see more i think this will do.








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    Quote Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post
    . . . .any servicemen past or present reading, first and foremost we all appreciate your service in a big way, a sincere thank you from me. . . .
    You're welcome, it was my distinct honor and pleasure. Cool pics, thanks for sharing.

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    I was on the Old Ironsides tour myself just a couple of months ago. A very impressive ship for its time, and a rich history. I too was interested in the hammocks down below, and I also found it incredible the amount of seamen they were actually able to fit down there due to the use of the hammocks.

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    Old Ironside is indeed a very special place to visit.
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    Your welcome.

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    Thanks for the report and your appreciation
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    Saw the ship last summer. Amazing how many folk on there at once.

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    Thanks for the photos--interesting to see how they hung their hammocks back then. Nice hoodie, btw...;-)
    Last edited by KefWalker; 10-21-2010 at 13:14.
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    Incredibly Cool! I like that post allot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islander View Post
    Incredibly Cool! I like that post allot.

    FTG1/DS1(SS)
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    Were you ever stationed in Groton? I grew up in Montville and my mother worked at Electric Boat. You don't get many people from that area lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triptease View Post
    Were you ever stationed in Groton? I grew up in Montville and my mother worked at Electric Boat. You don't get many people from that area lol.
    Stationed there for a few years of training/schooling. Boats I was on were in based out of South Carolina & California. I spent allot of time at the Submarine Base in New London-Groton.

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