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Danny252

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USS Atka, New Year's Day, 1953
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:00:48 pm »
The crew of USS Atka don't seem to have been enjoying their stay in Boston, MA on 1 Jan 1953:

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Once again it comes to pass
This lass of ours in mass
is made fast to South Jetty
Shipyard Annex, Boston, Mass.

With standard mooring lanes from one to six
And if we weren't it'd be an awful fix.
A regulation watch we're standing too
All dressed up in snow covered Navy Blue.

The services we're getting from the dock
Won't come as any great shock:
Phone, power, water, and stuff they call steam,
The later so wet it's more like cream.

COMDRUDIV4 & SOPA are one and the same,
RADM H.B. JARRETT they call him by name,
In the U.S.S. Warchester (CL 114)
You call this poetry? God, but it's poor!

But what's more part of the U.S. Lant Fleet
Is tied up here real trim and neat.
Not to mention those vessels of smaller draft
Sometimes referred to as yard and district craft.

No use griping but still a hell of a way
To Welcome in the year, wet as a fish and cold as the day.
But into every life some rain must fall
Nothing else to report, so that's all.

R.E. DRAMER, LT., USN

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Re: USS Atka, New Year's Day, 1953
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 03:21:37 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: USS Atka, New Year's Day, 1953
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 10:12:21 pm »
"Wet as a fish and cold as the day" is a good line.  :)

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Re: USS Atka, New Year's Day, 1953
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:11:44 pm »
What a great bit of doggerel :D

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Re: USS Atka, New Year's Day, 1953
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 11:37:54 pm »
Poetry!