Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Bluejackets' Manual
Re: Bluejackets' Manual
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 13:57:15 -0400
>>I used the "Bluejacket's Manual". No, I wasn't a Sea Explorer, but
>>of the skills were transferrable. Any of you Navy types know
>>it's still G.I.?
>I have a copy of the "Bluejackets' Manual," twelfth edition.
>Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 3-1595
For anyone interested, the Bluejackets' Manual is still in use. I
still have mine (from almost 10 years ago), and I know it's still
available from Navy Exchanges. A local recruiter might be able to help
you get a copy, and there are probably plenty of them available
through thrift shops and old book stores. It is, as I was told on Day
One, everything a sailor needs to know. (I've also heard it described
as "everything a sailor needs to know, but doesn't.") I guess I'll
have to dig it out and see what I've forgotten.
A. J. Mako, email@example.com , Scoutmaster Troop 381
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