Advice For A Young Ship’s Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new ship can be an intimidating place for a deck officer, so here are a few tips to get you started and to remind you of what is essential once you are underway.  Find a great mentor aboard your ship, and if you can’t, find a new ship. A great mentor may be a bosun, engineer, and sometimes a cook. Your intelligence does not … [Read more...]

WATCH: How to Launch Like a Boss

A Norwegian anti-drinking-while-boating group is back with this hilarious commercial titled, How to Launch Like a Boss, reminding viewers that boat launching is an art form best practiced sober.  The video was produced by AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO looking to educate people about the dangers of boating while drunk. If the video looks familiar, … [Read more...]

WATCH: Three Little Pigs Prank Aboard USS Kennedy

This video is making its way around the internet today as possibly one of the greatest pranks in U.S. Navy history. Now I don't know if I'd go that far but it is pretty funny. From the uploader: This was filmed in 1986 while I was stationed aboard the USS America CV-66. I was an Aircrewman/SAR Swimmer with HS-11 helo squadron. We were at the end of a 6 month … [Read more...]