Life with the Navy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by scoutpilot, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    606
    Spent some time on a Navy ship this week. What an odd organization. I don't understand the concept of not eating with the enlisted. Apparently, if the Captain is eating in the wardroom, you have to ask his permission to eat. Very odd indeed. I will say that ships have some gee-whiz toys and the flight deck crew was great.
     
  2. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    2
    Flight deck qualifications I'm guessing?
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    8,753
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Wardroom v. Messdeck goes way back to the days when officers were professional mariners and the crew where grabbed in ports and forced to work. A good deal of the discussion in the wardroom is organizational in nature.


    Of course Scout, you skipped over the fact that the officers are served in the wardroom by the messcook.


    Wardroom ends up being a fairly scary place for some of the crew, as it is the wonderful location of all NJP "masts"....with a fun green table cloth.
     
  4. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    606
    What do you mean "served"? It was just a chow line. No waiters or anything.
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    8,753
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Underway, on many ships, a mess cook brings the food into the wardroom, sets up the table, cleans it, etc. Our guys used to rotate through the wardroom over a week. They would ask if you needed more food...


    Were you underway or in port?
     
  6. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    606
    Underway.

    This wasn't a huge ship, though. We walked through the chow line, just like an Army mess hall.
     

Share This Page