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13 lessons every new sailor learns the hard way

Being a “NUB” or “boot” in the Navy usually involves a fair amount of pride swallowing and large doses of embarrassment. Old salts get their jollies by giving their fresh-caught shipmates impossible or fallacious tasks. Here are 13 fool’s err…

This is why sailors have 13 buttons on their trousers

An old sailor’s tale is that the buttons represent the 13 original colonies.

In the early 1800s, the iconic trouser’s front flap (crotch area) or “

44 USS Arizona survivors are interred with their shipmates at Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft struck and sunk the USS Arizona (BB-39) during a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. An armor-piercing bomb penetrated the ship’s deck and detonated in…

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