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A day in the life of an Able Seaman onboard HMS Anson, 1942

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Able Seaman Gaze

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Able-seaman Gaze gets out of his hammock when he hears the bosun's pipe in the morning

 

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Able-seaman Gaze lashes up his hammock before it can be stored away

 

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After breakfast, he helps to clean out his own mess deck

 

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The first job to be done, is scrubbing the upper deck

 

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Divisions followed by prayers and a hymn

 

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Here he is sat at the focsle splicing or flaking down rope's ends

 

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Coiling a rope

 

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Working on the cables

 

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Helping to take up slack on the anchor

 

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Painting the ship's side

 

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The AB is called away in a whaler's crew

 

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Dinner at noon

 

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The AB takes his turn of duty as aircraft lookout

 

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Enemy aircraft are sighted and he rushes to man one of the pom-pom guns

 

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At the gunlayer's positon

 

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Doing his washing

 

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After tea he is free to employ the dog-watches as he likes

 

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Reading a book

 

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A boxing match on the fo'c'sle

 

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A sing-song on the mess deck


... on board HMS Anson, 16-19th August 1942.

 

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Thanks Lert, this brought a smile to my face. Reminded me of some of my Navy days.

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That was a great day-in-the-life aboard a warship! Thanks so much for sharing Lert! :Smile_great:

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20 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Good stuff as always Lert.

(Poor Anson; probably the most unknown of the KGVs...)

yeah, Anson and Howe got pretty solidly overshadowed by their siblings...

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Great post, thanks for sharing!

This deserves an up vote gif: 

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Just now, WolfofWarship said:

Is this you/a family member/a friend? 

Nope! No relation whatsoever - that I'm aware of. It's just a series of interesting pictures I found online.

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