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Anchors Aweigh

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Latest news posting says ACHORS AWAY. The U.S. Navy would never discard the anchors to shove off. The original order I think was "Weigh the  Anchors" which means pull them up from the bottom, adding the weight into the Hull weight. That got repeated as "Anchors Aweigh" which has since become the official song of the US navy. Be careful there.

Not mad, I think it is a common error even in the USA.

On reading a little more, the order was "weigh the anchor" and once the anchors were secure, the reply of "Anchors Aweigh" would tell the bridge officer of the deck that the anchors are secure. 

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They know. It was intended as a play on words because to attend you have to go "away". 

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 7:50 AM, navydataman said:

Latest news posting says ACHORS AWAY. The U.S. Navy would never discard the anchors to shove off. The original order I think was "Weigh the  Anchors" which means pull them up from the bottom, adding the weight into the Hull weight. That got repeated as "Anchors Aweigh" which has since become the official song of the US navy. Be careful there.

Not mad, I think it is a common error even in the USA.

On reading a little more, the order was "weigh the anchor" and once the anchors were secure, the reply of "Anchors Aweigh" would tell the bridge officer of the deck that the anchors are secure. 

Anchors Away is the response to the order "Weigh Anchors" You announce "Anchors Away" when the Anchor has cleared bottom. 

Not an error not a play on words.

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