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AvastMH

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?Saluted country and
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:02:12 pm »
at about 10 am does it say 'Saluted country'  please?  and 'RA with 13 guns' - any idea of what RA might be?
Thank you,
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Helen J

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 07:07:41 pm »
Yes, I think it says 'Saluted country with 21 guns' - so presumably they've just arrived in a new country?  And I suspect the RA is Rear Admiral. 

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 08:06:06 pm »
Same here ;)
I've seen 'Saluted country' (or something similar) quite a few times.

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 09:15:05 pm »
HMS Glasgow used to salute the Country where she went with 21 guns, but only if she was sure that her salute could be returned by a ship or a fort, in this case the Brazilian ship Barroza. She also saluted the Admiral or any other high ranking officer present in harbour. This can be a very noisy arrival as every gun fired is returned. In this case: 34 guns were fired on each side.

The Admiral of the Fleet is to be saluted with 19 guns
The Admiral with 17 guns
The Vice-Admiral 15 guns
The Rear-Admiral 13 guns
The Commodore 11 guns.

If a member of the Royal family visits the ship she/he has to be saluted with 21 guns (Royal Salute), so does any Head of state visiting the ship.

AvastMH

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 11:26:42 pm »
Thanks all - especially hkohler!  That's a lot of noise - oh boy - I wonder if the locals really appreciated that?  I guess it's a good way of saying hello when you're a gun boat....

pass the aspirin please...

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 11:28:16 pm »
What did you say?

AvastMH

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 12:09:14 am »
 ;D
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 12:12:00 am by AvastMH »

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 12:54:34 am »

 ;D

AvastMH

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 01:59:20 pm »
 ;D ;D
.-/-./-.--/-/../--/.    8)

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 04:02:32 pm »
 ;D

AvastMH

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 06:02:29 pm »
 ;D ;D
whoa! I'm going to try to work this one out before looking up runes - there's sufficient repeated letters....it's a challenge!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 06:32:43 pm by AvastMH »

AvastMH

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 06:24:10 pm »
I promise totally that I did not look anything up - have I got it right?
'You two are too funny'

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 06:28:03 pm »
I got that too ;D - but when I looked up the runes it doesn't seem to be right! :'(


Yes it is right - but Tolkien's runes - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirth
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 06:46:14 pm by randi_2 »

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 06:47:20 pm »
YES! Very good -

they are runes particular to the dwarves of Moria (according to the website I used to create the picture  ;D)

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Re: ?Saluted country and
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 06:58:24 pm »
Ah! Not a problem - there's many types of runes. And a certain number of them were invented - or perhaps 'converted for further use' by one of the old teachers at the English Faculty here at Oxford (my old and much beloved department) -  a certain Tolkein   ;) ;)