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Fight Against Maturity

Now this is a a good commanding officer

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Brussels sprouts have been banned from a Plymouth-based warship with its captain describing them as the “devil’s vegetable”.

Wayne Keble OBE, who is the Commanding Officer of amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark, said he hates the small leafy green vegetables.

via Royal Navy captain bans brussels on Plymouth warship.

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June 16, 2009 Posted by | Food, ships | | Comments Off on Now this is a a good commanding officer

Nothing cool about this Brit carrier

Navy loss of cool

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A £325million Navy aircraft carrier had to turn back two days into a mission – after its fridge broke down.

HMS Illustrious, complete with hi-tech weaponry, was heading for the Indian Ocean with nearly 1,000 crew on board when it returned to port yesterday. Staff had discovered a fault in the giant fridge so chiefs set a course for Portsmouth dockyard where refrigeration experts were waiting to start the £10,000 repair, reports The Sun.

An Illustrious insider said: “On a ship thats just had a £110million refit youd think the fridge would work.

January 24, 2008 Posted by | ships | Comments Off on Nothing cool about this Brit carrier

A real Big Gulp

From the AAA Newsletter, August 20, 2007

“A typical transit of the Panama Canal uses 52 million gallons of fresh water, takes about 8 – 10 hours and costs a cruise ship approximately $250,000.”

August 20, 2007 Posted by | ships | Comments Off on A real Big Gulp