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January 11th, 2009, 19:02
Remember, these questions were composed between 1940 and 1945.


111 What does the order "out pipes" signify?

112 What is a "purser's crab"?

113 What is a "Crusher"?

114 What is a "square rig"?

115 And "fore and aft rig"?

116 What is the ships carpenter called?

117 What is a "Spithead nightingale"?

118 What is the highest rank in the R.N.R.?

119 Can you eat "salt horse"?

120 What Islands did the Royal Marines occupy after the invasion of Norway?

Answers next Sunday.

regards Collin:wave:

January 16th, 2009, 18:14
114 - sails mounted on yards attached to the mast, good only when the wind is abeam or aft.
115- sails mounted on booms aft of the masts and on bowsprits parallel to the ship's sides, better for sailing into the wind.
116 - shipwright
117 - boatswains calls/pipes
118 - Commodore
119 - yes - it was salt beef.

January 17th, 2009, 05:49
114. I think 'square rig' is also slang for one of a seamans uniforms.

Bit of a poor show this week by me.

January 18th, 2009, 21:11

111 "Stand by to carry on".

112 A pair of shoes bought from the Paymaster.

113 A Regulating Petty Officer.

114 Uniform of Ordinary and Able Seamen.

115 Uniform of Petty Officers.

116 "Chips".

117 The Boatswains Mate, (because he pipes the calls).

118 Commodore.

119 No; it is the naval expression for an officer who does not specialize.

120 The Faroes and Iceland.

Never mind Hewman, at least you had a go:woot:

Regards Collin:wavey: