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Thursday, June 23, 2011

USS HANNIBAL (AG-1)

Don't Crucify the Boatswain's Mate

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Have you ever heard of the USS Hannibal (AG-1)......and the story that goes along with her????

You haven't??  Well don't sweat it.....I didn't either until a couple of years ago I happened to run across it when I was involved in doing research for something entirely different and unrelated to ships.

This is the story that took place back in the 1920's.....a captain that liked his booze....none of the other officers aboard wanted to 'pony up to the bar' and get 'head to head' with the old man....so things onboard simply got out of hand.

Well the final straw was.....when a Chief Boatswain's Mate refused to drink with the old man.....the old man was so angered, as well as full of a bucket load booze ....he ordered a cross constructed so that the Chief Boatswain could be crucified.........."Yes!!...I kid you not...and this is a true story"

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