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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    If women on board ( not passenger ships) cause so much problem why was it allowed? Surely there must've been some protocol for this type of thing? LOL
    It was rules made by people who'd never been to sea and didn't realise what they were doing. Possibly made their decision with all good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Also caused malcontent with ratings, if the Captain could have his wife on board, why couldn't the greaser have his wife on board, was the captain's wife more important as a person than the greaser's wife as a person. Yes rank always has its privileges, works ashore on an Army Base, doesn't work on a ship, as those who have been at sea can testify.

    Again a lot depends on the attitude of those at the top, a young woman (or older woman) can lounge around in a bikini on the boat deck, but the deckhand is instructed not to work topless whilst on the boatdeck and officers are forbidden to remove their shirts, which is something I've experienced, that attitude is not conducive to a well run ship.

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    #80 Cappy, Glad to hear that you were not a broker of untruths. A true seaman!
    Last edited by Ralph Knowles; 4th January 2021 at 12:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    If women on board ( not passenger ships) cause so much problem why was it allowed? Surely there must've been some protocol for this type of thing? I couldn't think of anything worse couped up with a bunch of men in a ship with nowhere to go to get some peace!
    Luckily my sailing experience was temporary in that I went from A to B then escaped asap on shore so I could get the freedom to be on the move again. LOL

    Victoria, in our time it was only passenger liners that had them, and not a lot of them a that.
    As to protocol, I doubt any of us knew what that was about back then.
    Females, booze and a good time was the only protocols we worked on.
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    I sailed with a number of female deck cadets and sparkles and can honestly say they were more hard working and concentious than most of their male counterparts. Single berth en suite cabins on all ships so no problems with accommodation but one pervy 2nd mate did burn his bum on the radiator in the drying laundry room, attempting to sniff one of the females underwear.
    Regularly had wives and occasionally children on board when deep sea and never had any problems and they were an asset to the social life on board, especially on festive nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arton View Post
    I sailed with a number of female deck cadets and sparkles and can honestly say they were more hard working and concentious than most of their male counterparts. Single berth en suite cabins on all ships so no problems with accommodation but one pervy 2nd mate did burn his bum on the radiator in the drying laundry room, attempting to sniff one of the females underwear.
    Regularly had wives and occasionally children on board when deep sea and never had any problems and they were an asset to the social life on board, especially on festive nights.
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    Probably a later period than the 50's and 60's John and having their own facilities would have caused less disruption. Glad someone had a positive experience.

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    Ivan mate, we all had some positive experiences, but for some they would rather forget about them.
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