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    Not Hanging Out Here Array Sailor's Avatar
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    The US Navy at it's best!!

    Here's one with a nautical (hic) flavour!

    The U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) as a combat vessel carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (fresh water distillers). However, let it be noted that according to her log, "On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum."

    Her mission: "To destroy and harass English shipping."

    Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and
    68,300 gallons of rum.

    Then she headed for the Azores, arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine. On 18 November, she set sail for England.

    In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchantmen,salvaging only the rum aboard each.

    By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted.
    Nevertheless, and though unarmed, she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. Her landing party captured a whiskey distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn.

    Then she headed home.

    The U.S.S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799, with no cannon shot, No food, No powder, NO rum, NO wine, NO whiskey and 38,600 gallons of stagnant water.
    GO, NAVY!
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    You gotta lean into it! Array InvisibleSoul's Avatar
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    That's a whole lot of drinking.

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    Rageaholic Array Jayson's Avatar
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    sounds like lastnight

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    and now if you serve in the us navy, all ships are dry. if you want to enjoy a beer after your shift, you'll have to join the royal navy . . . .

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    Shittt that thing had more rum than it had fresh water to begin with. Suppose

    they were in Battle while they're piss ass drunk.
    Tmustang you are clear for take off

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