WALKING into a stranger’s home and climbing into a spare bed after stripping down to his underpants has landed a serviceman with a £1000 fine.
Source: Drunken sailor fined for unwanted Thurso house calls
I had my share of rough nights while I was in the Navy, but I never crashed at a stranger’s house. One such night inspired me to a pen a few lines…
From Once in a Blue Year:
A one-night port call. A blur. Rosyth, Scotland. Beer. Dunfermline, home of Andrew Carnegie. Beer. The castle at Edinburgh—William Wallace. Trevor Wallace. Coincidence? I think not. Beer, beer, beer. Scottish women with large breasts. Funky nonpasteurized milk. Strange milk, large breasts. There’s something in the milk—do they export?
Wrong-side-of-the-road passengers who were drivers. Beer—Guinness Stout, Harp, Tenant’s 80, or 90 if you dare. Fish and chips and beer. Her Majesty’s Royal Navy. HMS Revenge. Beer. Page three, girls in the newspaper. Nudity in television commercials. Beer. Girl at a bar, many beers.
How could Trevor have known she had a guy? Fists flying, stool tossing, shattered beer mugs, all-out bar brawl, yeah. Now this is living. The girl bawling; her man bloody, crumpled on the floor. Cops, cuffs, you know the routine. That guy was an asshole. He jumped me—you saw it.
Yeah, it wasn’t your fault. You boys get back to the boat. Don’t want to see you here again.
Aye, aye matey. What do you do with a drunken sailor?
On April 10, 1963 at 0917 the USS Thresher (SSN-593) transmitted her final chilling message: “Exceeding test depth.” Moments later her hull imploded and 129 submariners and shipyard workers lost their lives. The implosion reportedly occurred in 0.1 seconds, too fast for the human nervous system to perceive. For the sake of those lost souls, I’ve always hoped that is true.
Sailors rest your oars, your brothers have assumed the watch.
Source: HUMOR: Dear Drunken Sailor – Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado
A Dear Drunken Sailor column. I wish I had thought of this. Well played, Pagosa Daily Post. Well played.
A top Navy supply officer has been fired for an episode involving public drunkenness and nudity at a conference with defense contractors earlier this year, according to published reports.
Source: Navy admiral reportedly fired for public drunkenness, nudity at conference | Fox News
I sure hope he had a good time, because the hangover and his ruined career had to hurt.
What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Don’t give him control of a huge cargo ship, for starters.
Source: Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7,000-ton ship – CNN.com
Why does everyone have to pick on drunken sailors all the time? Where’s the Drunken Sailor Anti-Defamation League when you need them? A completely politically-correct title could have been “Russian ship not engineered to adequately sustain poor human performance.”