Fair Winds & Following Seas

Fair Winds & Following Seas

Moving With the Tides of History

Sailor Speak of the Week – Quarters

Definition Noun Origin 16th century. Unknown origin, but possibly referencing a section of a community. Comments The term can also refer to battlestations, as in “general quarters.” In the Royal Navy, “to beat to quarters” would summon the men to their action stations by the beat of a drum (often “Heart of Oak”, the march

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I-176: The Only IJN Submarine to Sink a USN Submarine

There are a number of instances in World War II that saw submarines sink other submarines. That said, submarine versus submarine duels were not very common, and there was only one instance where both submarines were submerged and one was sunk (HMS Venturer sinking U-864). In the Pacific Theater, while Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarines

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