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All:

I thank you and commend you for your service.   I was raised by a WW2 US Navy Sailor.  He was in the South Pacific Fleet and served under Admiral "Bull" Halsey.  Was in Task Force 38 and rode the typhoon and all.  Shellbacks all of them..  Amen for the World's Greatest Navy.

Long may your big jib draw.

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Factor, I was wondering where the 1400 came from & then, "Fair winds and following Seas!"  I was Army, Nam 62/63 then out & into the Oil Patch!  Retired 2/11/85!  

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45 minutes ago, manholt said:

 "Fair winds and following Seas!" 

This is a combination of two Navy Expressions. "Fair Winds" = May you alway have good winds as you sail. "Following Seas" = May the winds always be st you back.

They together are used when Christening a New Ship.

I have used it for year to express "Safe and easy travels". As you can see in mysignature.

Herman 

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 Herman, I suspect somehow word-wrap is involved; which might be in the website design. Wonder if choosing bullet format  would work? Just thinking out loud.

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On 12/29/2019 at 9:09 AM, manholt said:

Factor, I was wondering where the 1400 came from & then, "Fair winds and following Seas!"  I was Army, Nam 62/63 then out & into the Oil Patch!  Retired 2/11/85!  

As Herman said its a phrase used as a Blessing as seen here https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/library/manuscripts/b/admiral-arleigh-burke-farewell-letter-to-the-us-navy.html

"My service life has been rich and rewarding, and no man can ask for more. May you, too, find satisfaction and throughout your careers experience fair winds and following seas."

https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/e/estocin--ffg-15-.html

"On the morning of 15 December 2000, Vice Adm. Michael G. Mullen, Commander, Second Fleet, called upon Estocin to wish the frigate “fair winds and following seas” as she embarked upon a five-month deployment to the southern Caribbean."

https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=110076

Here is good short history http://jayneormerod.blogspot.com/2012/04/beach-tale-origins-of-phrase-fair-winds.html

Here are some of the other Slogans https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/famous-navy-quotations.html

 

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On 12/29/2019 at 9:18 PM, hermanmullins said:

Thanks Ray but you are miles over my head. 🤔

Herman 

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Try this Herman Copy and paste this right below your Fair Winds quote.  The text had a lot of space in it.  I cut all of that out and formatted it.  Not sure if I got it the way you want it. I should look better.

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On 12/29/2019 at 9:09 AM, manholt said:

I was wondering where the 1400 came from

Carl not sure what this is.

On 12/29/2019 at 9:09 AM, manholt said:

I was Army, Nam 62/63

Sir you never got the thanks you deserve. The treatment you all got coming home was so Poor..  I was not born then but I thank you all. 

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U.S. Navy PR-3 1956 to 1964

Dad was a Shipfitter 3rd class (Cross Hammers).  I think they call them Hull Techs now.

I was raised to respect hard work and knowledge.  Born to older parents.  That taught me life was "my responsibility".  You know dig a ditch, drive a nail, pull yourself up and all that.

My dad was born in 1924, went through the great depression, fought in WW2, and beat Prostate Cancer by 7 full years. 

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Factor. On your original post, you said you would be back on at 1400, that's 2:00 PM to most folk!  In 6 of the 7 languages I speak + the Military, they use the 24 hour clock, rather than AM/PM!  My first thought was that you where in the Military.

Happy New Year

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