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Old 10-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #15
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As a sailor I would never pick on a Coastie, they work so much harder than we do. Every night when they return to port before they can go home the have to pull their ships up on the trailer and put them away. We get to leave our ships tied to the pier.
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I love the coasties... Always needed someone to bring us beach towels and drinks with little umbrellas when sunning on the beach. But really we have to give them credit. The Navy have to turn over command in order to execute police actions. I had several coasties working for me and they had similar stories to all the squids that work for me. (did I say that out loud?).

Sea jay I see you always mention the right way, the wrong way and the Navy way. We were taught that the Navy way was to send in, or engage the Marines. We do what we must, get the job done, commandeer what we need, especially if it will piss off the Navy.

However, it is endearing because we respected the Navy enough to harass you over the other branches... And I owe much to a corpsman.

All kidding aside, thanks to all that severed. We are in the minority in order to protect the rights of the majority.
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To answer the question in the subject line: NO

Worst case of sea sickness I ever had was very minor (Did not puke) On Lake St. Clair (Michigan side, the other side is Ontario) very choppy watters, hanging upside down running tests on the fuel sender in the fuel bay of a small boat.

Recoverd soon as I put my head ABOVE me feet.
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Most people think a Submarine is always below the rough stuff. WRONG !!!!
Back in my day the 'Smoke Boats' had to stay where they were when a storm hit lest they turn turtle when submerging or surfacing. All for logical reasons requiring explanations too involved for here.

Back in the early 60's when a Hurricane (Hannah?) tore the steel boardwalk out of Atlantic City we were off the coast of Cape Hattaras when it was traveling north. The ocean was so rough we had to snorkel and stand Lookout watches through the Periscopes in the Conning Tower.

Everybody but one got violently sick. And he lied.
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To stand a ''look out watch'' looking thru the periscope in a fish pond would make me sick my bubble head friend and in ''rough weather'' I would have probably just shot myself in the head to get it over with quick....

Be safe Bob and tks for your service ''under the waves'' lol ...
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Funny. I borrowed a couple of Navy guys one time from an R&A team (from the USS Fairfax County that happened to be passing by) to help fight a fire out at sea on a large fishing boat. The Navy guys did a great job (an HT3 and a DC3) helping me put out the fire and save the vessel.

Took them back to our station, fed them, let them shower and we even washed their clothes. Afterwards, we took them back to their ship. On the way there, they wanted to know how to join the Coast Guard.

I put them in for awards and they both received the Coast Guard Achievment medals.

I've met dozens of former Navy members that are now in the Coast Guard. Never even heard of a Coastie going to the Navy. Hmm, wonder why?

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As a sailor I would never pick on a Coastie, they work so much harder than we do. Every night when they return to port before they can go home the have to pull their ships up on the trailer and put them away. We get to leave our ships tied to the pier.
Ha Ha! I met a bunch of Navy fellers one time that lived on one of those birdie farm things. They were moaning and groaning they were caught in a storm on the way in to port and were rolling back and forth 7 degrees.

I told them about the 82' cutter I was stationed on, we took 30 degree rolls just tied to the pier.

On the same 82' cutter we went for a week long training session with three Navy MCPOs, a BMCM, a DCCM and a GMCM. The first day we went 50 miles off shore to do a gun shoot. It was a nice day and the seas were running about 4 feet. All the MCPOs were so seasick, all they could do was lay on the deck in the mess deck and puke in buckets.

When we got back to port, we finished all the rest of the training with the MCPOs tied to the dock, they refused to run us through all their training drills underway.

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In 1964 I was looking at two years making friends with Vietcong, or four years at sea. I grew up more in four years, then I ever would in ten at home. I think every kid should serve at least two years. I was a gunners mate on a distroyer escort, and when underway we stood deck watch with the deck force (bolsun mates). When some poor new deck ape came aboard and he was seasick he was shown no mercy. They would station him on port or starboard lookout (with a bucket) where the rolls were longest. You have to wear sound powered phones while on watch, and someone would get on the phones and start saying back and forth, back and forth, urp!(in time with the rolls) We had all been through it, and no one was shown much mercy. By far the worst place on the ship was the bosun locker in the bow. The rolls were bad enough, but when you were in the bow the pitch (up and drop) was by far the worse.
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Ha Ha! I met a bunch of Navy fellers one time that lived on one of those birdie farm things. They were moaning and groaning they were caught in a storm on the way in to port and were rolling back and forth 7 degrees.

I told them about the 82' cutter I was stationed on, we took 30 degree rolls just tied to the pier.

On the same 82' cutter we went for a week long training session with three Navy MCPOs, a BMCM, a DCCM and a GMCM. The first day we went 50 miles off shore to do a gun shoot. It was a nice day and the seas were running about 4 feet. All the MCPOs were so seasick, all they could do was lay on the deck in the mess deck and puke in buckets.

When we got back to port, we finished all the rest of the training with the MCPOs tied to the dock, they refused to run us through all their training drills underway.

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This has to be a sea story, Cutters are pulled out of the water each night not left ties to a pier. They have built in trailer hooks.
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But really we have to give them credit. The Navy have to turn over command in order to execute police actions. to all the squids that work for me. (did I say that out loud?).

Sea jay I see you always mention the right way, the wrong way and the Navy way. We were taught that the Navy way was to send in, or engage the Marines. We do what we must, get the job done, commandeer what we need, especially if it will piss off the Navy.

However, it is endearing because we respected the Navy enough to harass you over the other branches... And I owe much to a corpsman.

All kidding aside, thanks to all that severed. We are in the minority in order to protect the rights of the majority.
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As a grunt from the old days, Korean Era, where did all of the fruit salad come from? Seems like a recruit fresh out of basic training has more medals than General Patton.

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Being in the Army, I never got seasick, although I did spend several days on the USS Benewah, a troop ship, in the Mekong River. We could not believe the Navy guys had bunks, hot showers, and hot food. Thought we had died and gone to heaven.

We had to turn in our weapons and ammo before we went on the ship, I suddenly felt naked and afraid, will never forget that feeling.

I grew up near the ocean and I did puke in it a few times in high school, from drinking too much beer, ..........but maybe just on the sand, probably would have drowned if actually in the water.
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Back in 2000 Linda (my first wife) and I went to Alaska for the first time. Being ''first timers'' we wanted to do everything, see everything, taste everything and make a million photographs and we did most of this . I think we were in Homer or Hanes or somewhere on the coast and they had a whale watching tour the next day so we signed up for it. Linda had a tendency to get ''dizzy head'' when we went out on the ocean so we prepared the evening before. We had a lite supper and lots of liquids. NO Alcohol. I stopped at a drug store and got Dramamine and believe it or not GINGER CANDY, the chewy kind. That nite we both took a Dramamine and we took one before a lite breakfast the next morning. No eggs, bacon, sausage, just cereal and fruit.
Upon boarding we were told that this was a Salmon and bake and a Prime Rib cruise and it all was free and ALL YOU COULD EAT. Believe me, when it comes to Prime Rib, med. rare with fresh horse redish and ''ajue'' I can be a pig. They loaded the boat at the pier with happy bouncing, giggling, people all ready for adventure. We hauled it out of the bay and into the ''rollers''........ Up and down and side to side....... Over the PA system they warned not to lock yourself in the bathrooms if you were sick. Just ''Go over the fan tail with the diesel fumes and the bouncing boat.''
The plague of sea sickness ran rampant on the boat and I felt great. We thundered along rockin and rollin and bouncing. I heard passengers beggin to go back to the dock from every quarter and you had to stand in line to get to the fan tail sometimes.
About eleven oclock they pulled into a small bay where it was relatively calm and they announced ''DINNER IS SERVED''.... ''PRIME RIB AND SALMON'' '' ALL YOU CAN EAT''. I was first in line and last in line and about the only one in line. I got Linda a tray and me a tray and we pigged out after taking another Dramamine. A guy saw us taking the Dramamine and offered me twenty dollars for a ''tab''. I just gave him one knowing it was useless because he was already sick. We pigged out on the wonderful dinner. The guy cutting the Prime Rib got to know me on a personal basis. He could not believe that one person could eat so much and not be sick. I asked one of the crew why they did not hand out Dramamine and he said they could not do this because it may act against some drugs that a patron might be taking.
In my life I have never seen a bunch of people that were so glad to get back to the dock. We literally had a boat load of ''dead people'', laying on benches with a blanket and a bucket. One guy told me that I should be ashamed of myself, eating all that Prime Rib while he was so sick and wanting to die.
So it went on a whale watchin' cruise up in beautiful Alaska back in 2000....

Coasties are vets too. Lets all show respect or they will not bring us a towel and a beach chair........ ''I'm Teasin''.............
May God bless you for our service to our nation and I will give a premature THANK YOU for comin to rescue my sorry Sailor butt down in Florida if I should need it..... Be safe my Brothers........
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