Been in one spot long enough!

by The Boatswain | March 31st, 2006

My tour of duty was coming to an end in Annapolis and we were waiting to see what our new adventure would be. They were in the process of making changes to the housing and other items around the Academy and we had to say “Goodbye” to our happy Quonset house – But we were leaving with a new addition to our family, our daughter, who was born at the Naval Academy hospital. (Now known to fellow “bloggers” as WESTY and the instigator of this epic!)

Our 'Lovely' Mansion, a Quonset Hut at Annapolis

Our 'Lovely' Mansion, a Quonset Hut at Annapolis

The Family Grows - Robert Edward & Dorothy Joan

The Family Grows - Robert Edward & Dorothy Joan

Just for comparison, here are two pictures of the boats at Annapolis.

the type of boat I was on

the type of boat I was on

the newer boats<br /><b>Manning the Rail</b><br />It’s a method of saluting ships while passing.

the newer boats

The crew is Manning the Rail. It is a method for ships to salute.

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The United States Navy rating of Boatswain's Mate is a designation given to enlisted members who are rated as a deck seaman. The colloquial form of address for a boatswain's mate is 'Boats'.

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