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    The metal buckle at the front got red hot from the furnace when feeding the fires and would blister the belly . hence we wore the buckle at the back.

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    Sailed with a Mate in Sugar Line: Ossie Stevenson, who made these for just about everyone on board! He used rags from the rag bags and a bit of jointing for the peaks and made them in the colours of your football team!
    I remember being on watch with him in The Dover Strait with him sewing away behind the chart table and me as lookout advising him of traffic closing us as we sailed through the Separation Zone! Real character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trampshipman View Post
    How many of you blokes remember what a " steamin` revvie" was, or have even heard of them ?
    Oh yes! Made out of white duck, a plate as a template. Worn with pride! A new one every trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan McKelvie View Post
    Oh yes! Made out of white duck, a plate as a template. Worn with pride! A new one every trip.
    we made em out of mutton cloth, like a bobble hat, very absorbent so soaked up sweat

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    Own up how many changed the stitching on your denim jacket and jeans with sail twine, It made you look more nautical personally I though they looked like Liberace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Ward View Post
    Used to make my own from duck canvas,Ben

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    It was a hat that the old sea dogs wore,Ben
    Not just old sea dogs made them I remember on my first trip as deck boy being shown how to make em from white duck canvas I became a dab hand at them wore them all my time at sea and ashore.
    Good one Ben

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    The 'Engine Room Heroes' monument at the Pier Head Liverpool (Incorrectly referred by many as the Titanic Memorial) has on one side the image of a fireman/stoker and trimmer wearing 'revvies' The monument was designed by Sir William Goscombe John and constructed circa 1916. Although it is most strongly associated with the RMS Titanic, its dedication was broadened to include all maritime engine room fatalities incurred during the performance of duty in World War I.

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    Had a bosun on the Pacific Liberty in 1953 who instead of washing the collars to for his white shirts, just gave them a quick coat of flat white paint. Ex navy type.

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    There was a cold larder chef on the Windsor who always complained there was not enough starch in his hat and neckerchief.
    But the steam queens sorted him
    There was so much in there his neck went red raw with the neckerchief and a very red ring around his skull.
    Never complained again.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    When 2 mate on "Coral River" stores superintendent, Mr Honeyset asked the chief steward why he was ordering so much corn flour, the reply was to starch officers laundry as we were not eating enough rice to use the rice water. Even our underwear was starched. Kept us alert on watch and stiff upper lip.

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