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Re: A friend of mine told me about that
It's true. When I was a kid we lived across the road from the railroad tracks. They were lower than the house but everything would shake when those live steamers rumbled by. You get used to it.
A friend of mine told me about sleeping in the junior officer's quarters aboard an Essex-class during Nam...directly under the forward catapult blast shield...which would slam down with a very loud CLANG every time a plane was launched. Guess you can learn to sleep anywhere....
Did a Tiger Cruise on the Nimitz. Slept in a fore-and-aft bottom berth next to a large steam pipe and a couple decks above the screws. Slept like a baby, except for the pooping in bed part. Didn't even notice storm until I saw smaller ship pitching like mad.
Is it better to sleep foreandaft or athwartship?
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