Re: Ship Uniforms
William H. Sills (email@example.com)
Mon, 09 Jun 1997 13:00:22 -0500
Phipps, Victor wrote:
> >Uniforms are pretty unimportant since 99% of our time is spent
> >sailing, iceboating, working on boats and learning seamanship
> Shouldn't uniforms be worn at all times regardless of the
> activity being done be the ship?
> Personally the City of Roses wears there uniforms all the time
> when doing scouting activities hensforth making ourselfs easly pointed
> out by onlookers as a scouting group.
> SSS 601
> Boatswains' Mate
> Victor Phipps
Remember, you asked for a vote. Since we vote each year in January
or February for the year beginning in June, we were able to provide one
to you quickly. Please note that this is only part of a larger set of
questions and is advisory only.
You did not ask me what uniforms we actually use. You only asked
for our comments about uniforming.
We wear uniforms when engaging in Sea Scouting activities. These
uniforms are determined by the members of each individual ship. When
engaging in their specialized activities, our ice hockey and water
skiing teams wear appropriate uniforms as do our racing sailors and ice
boaters. When working on boats, the working uniform is used. On formal
occasions, the dress uniforms are worn. Our tee shirts are VERY popular
and are worn a lot at school, college and any time just as a shirt by
our youth. They all have the first class anchor on the left breast with
an upper arc with the words "SEA SCOUTS" or "SEA SCOUT SHIP 'name'", a
lower arc with either the chartering organization's name with town
underneath or "SINNISSIPPI SQUADRON" and with the ship name and/or
number across the center.
Special shirts have the tall ship's line drawing and name used
for the LONG CRUISE or event (Regatta, Rndezvous, etc.) on the back.
I hope this helps make our uniform policy clear.