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 Post subject: Helpful Vernacular
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:12 am 
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I came across two pages of Naval based slang recently. I thought they might be nice to share since they could add some color to naval/fleet based stories.


http://www.hazegray.org/faq/slang1.htm

http://www.hazegray.org/faq/slang2.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful Vernacular
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:32 am 
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Do you have anything on how a ceremony for commissioning a warship would be done?

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful Vernacular
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:09 pm 
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No, not off hand. I know that different navies have different traditions, though there are usually two ceremonies; the first is when the ship is launched - the hull is complete, most of the large machinery has been installed, and once launched it is towed to be fitted out. This is also when the ship is "christened" and named - the whole "smack a magnum of champagne against the bow and watch it slide down the ways, thing. The second ceremony is the actual commissioning or final acceptance; the ship is complete, has finished her builder's trials, acceptance trials, and is added to the active pennant list and theoretically, leaves after the ceremony to sail in Harm's Way and curbstomp those who seek to do ill to the nation.

As for the content, that I'll have to look for.

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful Vernacular
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:03 pm 
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Thank you, I'll be needing to do both here soon on Roblox.

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