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Sir Slash

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Reply #615 on: September 29, 2020, 10:53:15 AM
Thank God we've done away with flogging here at the Dragoons. We...have...done away with it....Right?  :worried:

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Reply #616 on: September 29, 2020, 10:56:43 AM
Damn it, the last part was cut off.
When Pellew was in the Indian Ocean, a violent storm broke a mast.  The drag could have rolled the ship.
Seeing this, a number of the crew broke I to the rum locker and drank themselves I to a stupor.
This an ancient nautical tradition, that is far better to drown drunk than to drown sober.
Howver, the old admiral took a boarding axe and with other crew, cut the mast away.  The next morning was a rude awakening.

Pellew had a great career and his bio is a lot of fun..
When General Burgoyne came aboard the frigate, Blonde, midshipman Pellew was skylarking on the main mast by standing on his head.
Burgoyne asked Captain Pownall if the lad wasn't out of order.
Pownall replied that he was doing his head stand on his hat, so was properly attired.

Oh, and when Pellew was made a Baron, his title was Exmouth.
What in heck is an Exmouth?

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #617 on: September 29, 2020, 11:11:29 AM
Thank God we've done away with flogging here at the Dragoons. We...have...done away with it....Right?  :worried:

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Reply #618 on: September 29, 2020, 12:18:51 PM
Thank God we've done away with flogging here at the Dragoons. We...have...done away with it....Right?  :worried:

 :whistle:

while we can neither confirm nor deny the continuation of such actions here at the Dragoons, we will simply note the absence of any official memo or policy explicitly ruling any such actions either in, nor out...   as far as you know  ;)

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Reply #619 on: September 29, 2020, 01:00:16 PM
Mustn't let the cat out of the bag.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #620 on: September 29, 2020, 01:27:54 PM
^You peeked!

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Reply #621 on: September 29, 2020, 02:06:43 PM
Mustn't let the cat out of the bag.

at the moment, it is both flogged and not flogged

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Reply #622 on: September 29, 2020, 04:15:05 PM
LOL

Schrodingers cat 'o nine tails, or maybe not..........

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Reply #623 on: September 29, 2020, 07:44:24 PM
So... we're not sure on the whole Flogging thing here. Great. Then why are you hitting me with that damned whip?  :notme:

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Reply #624 on: September 29, 2020, 08:43:16 PM
I wasn't aware we needed a reason.  :biggrin: 

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Reply #625 on: September 29, 2020, 10:58:22 PM
I need one for insurance purposes. Plus.... my Wife gets suspicious when I come home with strange whip-marks on me.  ::)

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Reply #626 on: September 30, 2020, 03:18:17 AM
I thought we were using her spare, though.  ???  I could've sworn that's where we got it from... 

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Reply #627 on: September 30, 2020, 07:37:36 AM
Could be worse.
Remember when Brant was challenged about merciful keel haulings?

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Reply #628 on: September 30, 2020, 08:04:19 AM
WE PADDED THE KEEL WHAT MORE WERE WE SUPPOSED TO DO?!?!

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Reply #629 on: September 30, 2020, 11:30:49 AM
A little Cucumber Water afterward wouldn't hurt.

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