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    Re: U.S. Navy Declares Gps Obsolete, Celestial The Future
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2021 Apr 3, 05:36 -0400
    I wonder where I got the notion the US Navy was always dry.  Probably Bristish propaganda. :)  No distilled spirits after 1862, except medicinal.  Beer until 1914.  The Brits et al didn’t become dry until well after WWII.

    Fred Hebard



    On Apr 2, 2021, at 19:15, Don E. Bray <NoReply_DonE.Bray@fer3.com> wrote:

    In 1963 (or 1964) while serving aboard the USS Everglades in Charleston the Canadia(e)n carrier Bonaventure pulled in for maintenance at a Southern port and they invited several of the US sailors aboard on a daily basis. I remember gathering on the fantail at the appointed time in the afternoon for grog or whatever and we stood around and told tales. As a young seaman, I just listened. But I remember well the hospitality of the Canadian crew; my cup of brew never ran low, they would ease by and share some from their cup with me. I made it back to my ship without falling in the river.

    Regardless of whether this tale is true or not. it has made to rounds as a good nautical story, which is a purpose anyway.

    Don 

    On Apr 2, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Doug Faunt <NoReply_DougFaunt@fer3.com> wrote:

    Err,106 years isn't always. The US Navy had a grog ration until 1914.


    On Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 07:46 Fred Hebard <NoReply_Hebard@fer3.com> wrote:
    The US Navy was always dry.  The mention of reinstituting grog was a giveaway that it was an April fools joke.

    Fred Hebard



    On Apr 1, 2021, at 19:45, Alan S <NoReply_AlanS@fer3.com> wrote:

    Greg:

    Regarding your question, April fool?, I would think that likely, very likely,  but then who knows.

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