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    Night
    watch
    Jarvo, you have the deck as OOD / OOW. Dodgy as back up, Rooky and Nerys as Section Leaders. Have a calm
    watch
    . 'night all, ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Admiral's
    Re - JB - how very unkind of you Just Had to Peter,๐Ÿ˜Š (mind you we had a few HDMLs put on uncharted rocks here while surveying the coast back in the 70s) Have you ever heard of the 'Golden Lotus' , a 35ft Chinese junk which a Kiwi Northland farmer had built in Hong Kong in the early 60s. He and 3 mates ( one an ex deck officer on cargo ships, the other 2 farmers - the oldest was 25) sailed it all the way back to NZ ( 8500 miles) using a few charts, a second hand sextant and a wrist
    watch
    . Came down through Indonesia down inside the Great Barrier Reef and across to NZ. Amazing feat of seamanship especially in a Junk. People think they are pretty good these days if they sail to Aust using Sat Nav in 50ft boats! JB
    7 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Mississippi Queen at the lake today
    Brilliant!๐Ÿ‘ Shame Rooky , works fine in Germany! Superb mystical setting, foggy lake, smoke effects, steam whistle and ship's bell, plus great soulful slide guitar music to go with it. Excellent. Ship seems to have a list to starboard though, zero freeboard!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž Try this https://www.youtube.com/
    watch
    ?v=bhm-P5hMKew Set to 1080p and full screen, turn up the sound!!
    11 days ago by RNinMunich
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    My secret boat
    Well done on the promotion Nerys, I can't keep up with the number of people climbing the rigging lately! The Grand Admiral will be getting the boiling oil ready, and as they say from the top deck in Australia
    watch
    under!๐Ÿ˜
    12 days ago by jbkiwi
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    Night
    watch
    Must make this brief. Am running silent for the next few days..my daughter, err, Sea Cadet Grace has a birthday this Friday. I have been put on temporary duty as the comm officer in charge of migrating all data from her older Android comm device to a newly refurbished IPhone 6s. Although she has an inkling of whatโ€™s coming, she does NOT know the particulars of said present. Since this will take some time and effort on my part, I will be off the
    watch
    the next few nights...LTjg (Feline Sqd) Errol will be handling the
    watch
    for the next few nights. Will try to translate any radio traffic his station, if any. CPO Hargett, out.
    13 days ago by Cashrc
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    Sir Kay photo's
    Neat, but a lotta bods standing around doin' nutt'n!! โ˜น๏ธ Not on my
    watch
    ! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    17 days ago by RNinMunich
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    Night
    watch
    G'night fleet, And to all have a safe
    watch
    ! Fleet, I'll have my report to you in the morning! Night all,,,,,,๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
    17 days ago by figtree7nts
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    Night
    watch
    Welcome aboard R. Adm. Ed ๐Ÿ‘ I trust you will shortly be issuing the patrol orders, incl. your Training Plan, for tonight's Middle and Morning
    watch
    es!? Please keep me under advisement wrt negotiations with Chief Cash and his 'Commodore' ref acquisition of a new Patrol Vessel for the Western Squadron and the disposition / disposal of the tug St Jacinto. Weather report Munich Operations Area attached. Reports from all Operational Areas / Hotspots expected by 00:00 hours. Plain sailing and a quiet night to all, FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    18 days ago by RNinMunich
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    Night
    watch
    PO Hargett reporting for the Western Squadron, Texas Navy. Alls quiet so far this evening, with the exception of an Oklahoman rabbit intrusion near HQ. LTjg Errol Cat is keeping.a weather eye on them just in case they decide to set up another 3 pounder battery. Am in talks with Commodore concerning new vessel for Red River patrol. San Jacinto will be maintained until end of year, then most likely sold and stricken from inventory. Clear, quiet night, Errolโ€™s on
    watch
    , will post further in a night or two. CPO Cash Hargett
    18 days ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Do you Hear there Promotion announcement
    Just as long as I'm not on it! Well, since the crew was on holiday last weekend. I think we should double the
    watch
    es. And do some night time maneuvers! Just for training purposes! What do you think Fleet?
    20 days ago by figtree7nts
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    Night
    watch
    I'm not sure who's next on
    watch
    ! But, I know it's not me! G'night all Oh, before I forget! Congratulations goes to Nerys!๐Ÿ‘ Job well done on the promotion! Commodore, Figtree7nts! Night all, I'll be in my State Room!
    28 days ago by figtree7nts
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    Night
    watch
    Good evening Warrant. Orders as in my signal of 2019-09-12; 2057 CET. "NORTH WALES & WIRRAL DIVISION - Business as usual. Black Pudding, Whisky & Whiskey Patrols. Assuming any crew are available!๐Ÿ™„ FLEET // 2057 CET. " Lt. Marky has the Bridge, Commodore Ed is available for strategic or diplomatic decisions. Patrol area: L'pool - Anglesey - IOM -Whitehaven - L'pool. In case of full moon and no cloud cover (as in Munich squadron AOO tonight) clandestine operations are unlikely, if so cancel patrol and return to base for M&M for remainder of
    watch
    . Should you however manage to seize a cargo of contraband Tullamore Dew during your patrol save a case for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ FLEET// 2019-09-13; 0003 CET
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
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    Night
    watch
    WO Rooky reporting for middle
    watch
    . Awaiting further orders Fleet.๐Ÿ˜ Weather update North West: 0% chance of rain wind WNW 6mph Humidity 90% Visibility 14.5km Sunrise - 06.36
    1 month ago by Rookysailor
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    Night
    watch
    To Fleet Admiral RNHQ Munchen At 1900, weather in outer Bristol Channel appears to be too rough for suspect vessels to put to sea and land goods on a lee shore. Will reappraise the situation later. HW is not until approx 0600 and as I wish to make a surveillance of the area around HW, will not leave base until well into the middle
    watch
    . Will advise what action is being taken when later weather information is available. MSWM Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
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    Electronic Speed Controllers
    Hi Martin. Yes I suspect you are right. This is what I will be testing keeping a close
    watch
    on the amp draw during filling. If the pump dies, then failure. I will have to get a high pressure pump. More money!!. I know you have said that it does not take too much water to submerge the sub, this will determine the back pressure produced. It might be lower than expected. If so, Success!!. If not,๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder
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    Night
    watch
    Very Good Middy. Action approved. BTW: Also keep a
    watch
    for real Cheddar cheese smugglers. Save a mature one for me please ๐Ÿ˜‰ At the rendezvous with WO Rooky recognition signal is "Where the 'eck are you you silly billies?" Tell Chief Steward to prepare hot toddies for them, on my tab๐Ÿ‘ On second thoughts: On Commodore Ed's tab๐Ÿ˜ Have a successful patrol, looking forward to some scrumpy and cheese๐Ÿ˜‹ FLEET ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
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    Night
    watch
    "Seems as if we haven't been issued with any orders. " Good morning Middy Nerys. Have no fear The Navy's here! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ I'll stay aboard until we've passed the outer marker, just to make sure the new paint job doesn't get scratched don't you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ Then I'll let the Pilot boat take me back to the Smuggler's Arms - er ๐Ÿ˜ slight Freudian slip there! Harrumph! I mean of course to HQ!! WO Rooky has reported aboard already, Commodore Ed F is senior officer aboard and has strategic command. Otherwise I leave the ship in your eminently capable hands Middy. Commander C H and Lt. Marky are probably back in the Smugglers Arms by now, waiting for me - er I mean getting another round in (I hope๐Ÿ˜‰). Tonight's cruise according to Standing Orders: Continue Anti Scrumpy patrols (save a crate for me ๐Ÿ˜‰) and keep a
    watch
    for Trumpland Refugees. Could boil up into a full blown border issue on BREXIT โ˜น๏ธ Weather report for Munich Squadron Operating Area: Yes, we have weather - LOTS OF IT ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ Going aboard Pilot boat now, have a good night. MESSAGE ENDS: FLEET. ADDENDUM: If you run across the man with white shaggy hair (and he survives๐Ÿค”) CLAP HIM IN IRONS AND THROW THE KEY OVERBOARD!! On second thoughts THROW HIM OVERBOARD!!๐Ÿ˜Š
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
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    Night
    watch
    WO Rooky on board for
    watch
    es. Current status North Sea: 40% chance of rain Wind S 6 mph Visiblity 16.1km Humidity high of 84% Temp 8 deg
    1 month ago by Rookysailor
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    Night
    watch
    Middy Nerys on board ready for usual
    watch
    es. Is anybody joining me or shall I take the ship to sea on my own?
    1 month ago by Nerys
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    Night
    watch
    WO Rooky reporting and on board for middle
    watch
    , update on weather: O% chance of rain 83% Humidity 16.1 km Visibility Sunrise 06:27 Clear view over the Manchester ship canal. Will be visiting Kirklees Model boat show in Yorkshire, Sunday, will make full report no later than Monday Fleet.
    1 month ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Must forward this to the Fleet admiral-a dispatch was received from PO Errol Cat who is in command of the Texas Navyโ€™s flagship San Jacinto while CPO Hargett is on leave following the skirmish with the Oklahomans-message reads โ€œmeow, meow, meeeowww, hiss hiss purr meowโ€ translation follows: โ€œOn last
    watch
    noticed rogue Oklahoman rabbits of their Second squadron assembling what appeared to be a an unauthorized shore battery of unknown size, probably 3 pounder. Tried to contact to no avail. Later in the
    watch
    the battery was turned against the San Jacinto, but their aim was high and they missed our fwd bow and mid ships. I then ordered the fwd batteries to open fire. Result, rabbits retreating north to Oklahoma, shore battery destroyed. Signed, Errol T Cat, PO, temporary commander San Jacintoโ€ Respectfully requesting shore leave for my crew and an increase in the catnip ration for PO Errol Cat upon my return from leave, which should be this weekend. CPO Cash Hargett, Texas Navy western squadron. ๐Ÿ˜€
    1 month ago by Cashrc
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    Night
    watch
    What an excellent crew! You guys keep an outstand
    watch
    ! Bravo Zulu, Job well done! Figtree7nts, Commodore! Good night all!
    1 month ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Fleet Admiral Sir, Despite my enhanced status, I will be aboard for my normal
    watch
    es tonight, but if you wish me to carry out other or further duties, then I am prepared. Midshipman Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Very good Warrant ๐Ÿ‘ Cymra fe'n dawel! WO Rooky is also aboard and LT Marky is grabbing a coffee in the Wardroom prior to going on
    watch
    . Capt. Robbob and Commander H are "conferring" in The Blue Anchor ๐Ÿ™„ CPO Cash is looking after the Western Squadron. ๐Ÿ‘ He'll be organising the Shake-down and provisioning for the Squadron's new tug. I'll be keeping a sharp eye out for inordinate quantities of Pizza and Bourbon on the Requisition Chits!๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a quiet night ๐Ÿคž Admiral going ashore. G'night All ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
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    Night
    watch
    It's been one of my sick bay session days, but I'll be aboard later to stand my
    watch
    es. Cheers, Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    CPO Hargett reporting. New fleet tug Taucher has passed sea trials and is berthed with other Western Fleet vessels and the staff Studebaker. No problems here with the Hurricane this far north, however, HQ was invaded by daughters sleepover with 2 of her friends. Also, since the Commodore was celebrating her 50th at a downtown Dallas hotel on an overnight with HER friends, (think slightly inebriated Baptist middle age women๐Ÿ˜‚) I pulled rank and had some possible recruits over for movies and pizza. I had the
    watch
    Sunday night till 0330 hours, when I succumbed to too much pizza and a little bourbon. PO Errol finished the
    watch
    . Seriously, I think I could have been less tired if I had been at work. My body keeps telling me Iโ€™m not 25 anymore. Weather officers telling me the high pressure ridge is back again, will be high 90s and dry next few days..skies clear, boats docked, swabbed, all maintenance complied with, logs complete. CPO Hargett hitting the sack lights out in an hour.
    1 month ago by Cashrc
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    Night
    watch
    WO Nerys is on board and ready for my two normal
    watch
    es. Hope tonight's duty steward is as regular with the administration of hot beverages as the last two have been.
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    The Gun Room was the traditional haunt of WOs. The equivalent of the Wardroom or the CPO's mess' It's alright, I've been on board for hours, a pleasant evening, nice meal and a few cups of tea. Ready for the rigors of the
    watch
    and whatever the sea throws at us tonight.
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    I'm busy in the shipyard working at the planning stage of the next sailing barge on the production line. However I will be back aboard in time to stand my
    watch
    es. Cheers, Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    WO Rooky on board reporting middle
    watch
    , Fleet. Everything quiet and ship shape.๐Ÿ˜
    1 month ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    WO Nerys on board Fleet. Ready to stand Middle and Morning
    watch
    es as usual.
    1 month ago by Nerys
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    Night
    watch
    WO Nerys reporting 34minutes late, apologies for lateness coming on
    watch
    but my usual session in the sick bay over ran. Will stand Middle and Morning
    watch
    es as usual. Assume quartermaster has his instructions re courses for tonight's patrol.
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Hi Cash, I see in the photos Errol T Cat is on
    watch
    in his usual place. Martin555.
    2 months ago by Martin555
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    Night
    watch
    CPO Cash here, allโ€™s quiet from the Trinity River down to the Gulf. Transferring
    watch
    to PO Errol T Cat, he will take the
    watch
    from here.
    2 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    WO Rooky reporting middle
    watch
    , will be with WO Nerys and Lt.Marky for the shift๐Ÿ˜
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    WO Nerys reporting. I'm back on board and will stand my usual
    watch
    es tonight.
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Thanks Cash๐Ÿ‘ Appreciate that. I have to admit that I started Night
    watch
    one sleepless night JFF. Thought it would be a one off post and that would be that. Frankly I've been amazed๐Ÿ˜ฎ, and very pleased๐Ÿ˜Š, how it took off and the (predominately๐Ÿ™„) positive resonance it has generated. It has produced a lot of great humour, and even some interesting facts about all sorts of ships n stuff! Was glad to welcome you (and the Texas Navy) aboard Chief๐Ÿ‘ BTW: we need the name of your cat for his/her paybook! He / she can't take over your
    watch
    without all the usual bureaucratic paraphernalia! Therefore he/she is hereby appointed Acting Petty Officer 2nd class for the duration of your unfortunate (๐Ÿ™„) incapacitation! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž CIC Stuff & Nonsense.
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    WO Rooky reporting Fleet, for middle
    watch
    . Will be requiring 7 day pass Fleet, goin oop Whitby for a bit! seein if any boast's want elp, tha-noes. 15th to 22nd SEPTEMBER fleet, can you arrange.๐Ÿ˜Š
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Report from the Western squadron, attached Texas Navy. Alls quiet at harbor, took leave to celebrate my COs birthday. Ate lunch (whiskey bbq burger, seasoned fries) am now transferring
    watch
    to ships cat due to over indulging. CO still thinks sheโ€™s a commodore. That is all๐Ÿ˜
    2 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Nosweth Dda Fleet. Been ashore for sgods a sglodions. Will stand my usual
    watch
    es tonight. WO Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
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    Night
    watch
    Thank you for your congratulations Fleet Admiral Sir. I think I have already made a start on the midshipman's course. I shall of course carry on with my normal night
    watch
    es. Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
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    Night
    watch
    Thank you for your congratulations WO Rooky, I'm a glutton for punishment as well as being nocturnal so will still be happy to stand my usual night
    watch
    es. Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Congratulations to Warrant Officer Rooky, no doubt we can get together for a little celebration shortly and, all being well, I shall reach that elevated status myself in a couple of weeks. I'm on board but not officially on duty until the start of the middle
    watch
    . As far as the show was concerned, the port and starboard socks idea was a good one. Perhaps we could try it at a future show, Warwick perhaps? Cheers, Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Welcome back Chief๐Ÿ˜Š You and Lt. Marky have the
    watch
    then. Try and keep the Lt. out of the Wardroom bar! Advise the Wardroom Steward please. No pink gin, no Water of Life - Surgeon Commander's orders I'm afraid๐Ÿค” Wish you a quiet night. Sig: CIC DoPN-JFF. (Dept. of Pure Nonsense - Just For Fun๐Ÿ˜) Addendum: Effective IMMEDIATE. Until further notice all personnel on Boat Show duty are required to wear Port & Starboard socks for ease of identification.๐Ÿ˜‰
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    CPO Rooky on board reporting for duty Sah! will stand usual
    watch
    es middle and morning along with CPO Nerys, I may have seen you Nerys, but not knowing what you look like, forgive me for missing you! looking forward to your report, to see if we come to the same conclusion.๐Ÿ˜
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
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    Night
    watch
    CPO Nerys reporting back on duty sir. Will stand the Middle and Morning
    watch
    es as usual. Show report will be produced in due course. If CPO Rooky and I saw each other, we didn't recognise each other. Perhaps we should have been in uniform! Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
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    Night
    watch
    Just going off
    watch
    . Will be back for my usual stint., Middle and Morning
    watch
    es on Sunday. Full report will be made on Convention. Happy sailing, Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
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    Night
    watch
    Morning gentlemen, I'll be standing the Middle and Morning
    watch
    es as usual, but I request two days leave, Friday and Saturday to visit the Model Boat Convention at Haydock Park. Cheers, Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Mornin' CPO Rooky, Looks like you have the
    watch
    !๐Ÿ‘ All the occifers have gone AWOL for the night๐Ÿ˜  Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night
    watch
    Welcome aboard PO Cash Good to see that our "colonial brothers" (๐Ÿ˜) are standing with us this night๐Ÿ‘ Lt. jbkiwi is OOD, please report to Chief Rooky for further orders. Have a quiet
    watch
    and ... keep your powder dry chaps! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 months ago by RNinMunich


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