High Seas and Seasick Signalmen


Leading Signalman Ted Longshaw writes, after viewing the clip of a stern trawler and the French Primauguet Class frigate, seen in this video.

Rough Seas

This clip of very rough seas brought to mind a recollection of my Wager days. I can tell you it is no worse than we experienced when being sent to look for a downed pilot in the North Sea. The ship’s bridge was awash as both A and B gun decks were cutting through the waves, while the ship was trying to make 18 – 20 knots. All the ship’s watertight doors were fully closed with all eight clips on.

I was sea sick!