Originally Posted by Hoghappy
That William D Porter
story is unreal!
but my favorite was when the Captain would set the "Mail Buoy Watch" over the 1-MC for the new sailor making him wear a helmet, life jacket and carry the mail buoy hook while stationed up forward so the bridge had a clear view...
We did the Mail Buoy watch on the Submarine also, but the young Seaman or Ensign seemed very terrified when we told them that we would not surface to get it.