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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

December 17th, 2010, 3:19 am #1

160310Z INTERCO YP SeaBat DE Skivvy Waver BREAK CHARLIE VICTOR, XRAY UNIFORM ONE BREAK AR
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

December 17th, 2010, 4:22 am #2

I know part of it, but I am going to take this to my class Saturday morning and have them translate... lol... You do realize that once I get the hang of this radio thing (including morse code), signal flags are next? I'll learn semaphore when Capt. J takes away my blackberry....
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Joined: December 9th, 2004, 6:55 am

December 17th, 2010, 8:16 am #3

160310Z INTERCO YP SeaBat DE Skivvy Waver BREAK CHARLIE VICTOR, XRAY UNIFORM ONE BREAK AR
Scivvy's using interco (International Code of Signals). I'm not sure but I think he's making cracks about snipes.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 1:46 am

December 17th, 2010, 8:08 pm #4

I know part of it, but I am going to take this to my class Saturday morning and have them translate... lol... You do realize that once I get the hang of this radio thing (including morse code), signal flags are next? I'll learn semaphore when Capt. J takes away my blackberry....
I was web surffing the other day, and I saw that the coast guard/navy would stop teaching/using Semaphore. ( I wonder if this would be the fact that the QM's are not able to handle both jobs.)
Just my 2 cents worth..

Skivywver for ever !!

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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

December 18th, 2010, 3:03 am #5


When I was in Boy Scouts a long... long time ago, we had to learn semaphore. I was wondering if they still teach it? I think the Sea Scouts still do.

                                                                                     Boy Scouts Semaphore
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

December 18th, 2010, 2:14 pm #6

I was web surffing the other day, and I saw that the coast guard/navy would stop teaching/using Semaphore. ( I wonder if this would be the fact that the QM's are not able to handle both jobs.)
Just my 2 cents worth..

Skivywver for ever !!

Primarily, Semaphore is no longer useful with Voice Comm during UNREPS, QM's don't have the time, as well as, many UNREPS are completed by Helo, versus alongside maneuvers; except for bunkering. Certainly no more convoys either requiring radio silience. The Carriers are just about the only ships that travel in battle groups.

Well, I enjoyed using Semaphore. But by the time I joined the Navy..the ships were steel and men of wood. "times are a changing..."
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

December 18th, 2010, 2:22 pm #7

Scivvy's using interco (International Code of Signals). I'm not sure but I think he's making cracks about snipes.
I would never "swipe a snipe". Except those crustaceous barnacle totting snipes that would blow the ship's stacks late at night and soot my bridge. Keel-hauling was just to nice for them.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 1:46 am

December 18th, 2010, 2:46 pm #8

Many times while working on the bridge I would start smelling it and then the smoke would start. Next thing would be the bits of soot would start falling like black snow, messing up my clean signal bridge.

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

December 18th, 2010, 3:00 pm #9

This seemed to happen every early morning Sea Detail--dressed in our whites, arriving on the bridge at 0530 to find the deck, bulkheads, shack, etc covered in morning dew with soot sticking to the surfaces. Cleaning this up in our whites, knowing the old man would be up soon in his whites and white shoes was enough to drag the darling snipes behind the ship...using the swab wash methodology. But I would not take a million dollars to forget the great memories.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 1:46 am

December 18th, 2010, 5:45 pm #10

Primarily, Semaphore is no longer useful with Voice Comm during UNREPS, QM's don't have the time, as well as, many UNREPS are completed by Helo, versus alongside maneuvers; except for bunkering. Certainly no more convoys either requiring radio silience. The Carriers are just about the only ships that travel in battle groups.

Well, I enjoyed using Semaphore. But by the time I joined the Navy..the ships were steel and men of wood. "times are a changing..."
They have stopped teaching morse code to a lot of people also, soon that will be gone. then all they will have is flag hoist. And I expect they will stop teaching that also.
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