Fair Winds & Following Seas

Fair Winds & Following Seas

Moving With the Tides of History

Sailor Speak of the Week – North Sea Organ

Definition Noun A nickname for an accordion or concertina. Origin 19th century. Comments Such instruments were popular aboard Scandinavian and German vessels. Hopefully the person playing it is skilled, and perhaps a good singer. References Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Book Review: U.S. Naval Weapons by Norman Friedman

Norman Friedman’s U.S. Naval Weapons focuses on the development history of weapons used by the U.S. Navy from the “New Navy” of 1883 to (the then present) 1983. As the subtitle notes, guns, missiles, mines, and torpedoes of every sort are covered. To some extent, bombs are also covered. Needless to say, this book covers

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