American Naval History that may interest you No GPz content
corbie at verizonmail.com
Fri Mar 14 08:36:28 PDT 2008
yo ho ho and a bottle of rum , that's good stuff there !!!
oh yeah and the water was used to make coffee.......
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> From: "The Masons" <masonjs at nrtco.net>
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> Subject: American Naval History that may interest you No GPz content
> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:18:06 -0400
> > LITTLE KNOWN NAVAL HISTORY..........
> >> 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 (i.e. fresh water distillers!).
> >> However, let it be noted that according to her ship's 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 "man-of-war" and captured
> >> and scuttled 12 English merchant ships, salvaging only the rum aboard
> >> each.
> >> By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless,
> >> although unarmed she
> >> made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. Her landing party
> >> captured a whisky 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 whisky, and 38,600
> >> gallons of water.
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