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(Sailor)   Farker's warship rescues civilian sailors on the way home. Baby, I will still be home on time... no really   ( content.hamptonroads.com) divider line
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2007-05-22 09:05:55 AM  
Still wondering what happened to their bikini tops...honest none of us, that have been @ sea for 8 months, even thought to look...honest.

We're from the Gov't & are here to help you. Yes, that's a gun in my pocket & we're happy to see you. Ma'am do you mind if we take a picture. Why yes it is chilly today.
2007-05-22 09:19:18 AM  
Cool, guess the armed forces are good for something after all.
2007-05-22 09:30:49 AM  
where do you pick up your very own warship? I gots to get me one of those.
2007-05-22 09:56:35 AM  
Welcome back, dude!

Although, you're returning to Norfolk. If you didn't have family here, I'd say you'd be better off in the Persian Gulf ;)
2007-05-22 09:57:23 AM  
7of7: Cool, guess the armed forces are good for something after all.

I do not approve of your snark.
2007-05-22 10:31:25 AM  
"So, could I like, borrow some fuel rods for my sailboat's reactor?"

/very cool subster
2007-05-22 10:38:05 AM  
responded to distress calls for food and gas

I hope they have to pay something for that. What's it cost to divert the fleet to drop off some gas and kippers, anyway?

If it's free, I'm not doing any planning at all on my next transatlantic sail. I'll leave port with two sandwiches and half a tank of gas.

/nice job subby
2007-05-22 11:25:44 AM  
submitter: Farker's warship

Dude, where do we get issued those?

Srsly, though, welcome back, FLYNAVY. 8 months, woof, that's a long ass deployment.
2007-05-22 11:26:06 AM  
I dunno...if on the way home, you stop to pick up some seamen, you might have caught teh ghey.
2007-05-22 11:26:58 AM  
What, is that an aircraft carrier for UAVs?

2007-05-22 11:28:40 AM  
I dunno...if on the way home, you stop to pick up some seamen, you might have caught teh ghey.

It's a Navy vessel, the ship isn't seaworthy and won't leave port without teh ghey... ;)

Welcome home!
2007-05-22 11:28:49 AM  
Good to hear you're almost home, FLYNAVY.

/bananas for breakfast
2007-05-22 11:31:07 AM  
FARK has a warship?!?!? Sweet!
2007-05-22 11:33:05 AM  
Now lets just hope Drew doesn't draft us to pilot/steer/whatever the damn warship.
2007-05-22 11:35:18 AM  
SabreGuy: FARK has a warship?!?!? Sweet!


we had to sell all the ammo and artillery for beer money though.
2007-05-22 11:35:37 AM  
Props subby. :)
2007-05-22 11:37:08 AM  

great find.

Welcome back and THANKS FOR EVERYTHING you do to keep us living the life here in the States.

Enjoy Norfolk.

/wait, that last comment makes no sense at all.
2007-05-22 11:39:41 AM  
Bravo zulu, guys.

Did the yacht get towed. I wonder what the maritime law is if the US Navy salvages a yacht?
2007-05-22 11:40:19 AM  
Welcome home FLYNAVY

Well done, and thank you.
2007-05-22 11:41:19 AM  
undercurrent: Welcome back and THANKS FOR EVERYTHING you do to keep us living the life here in the States.

Seconded... and cool story! My brother's in the Navy too and ends up on aircraft carriers a lot... I don't remember where he is now... Virginia? No. Hawaii. No! San Diego! For reals. Yeah. He's in San Diego. He's hard to keep up with sometimes. Anyway.

You rock, FLYNAVY. That's da troof.
2007-05-22 11:41:44 AM  
I read nothing about bikini tops in the article smitty, care to elaborate?
2007-05-22 11:42:18 AM  
Good job, sir. Welcome home. Have fun while you're here. And be safe next time.
2007-05-22 11:43:53 AM  
Sailors from the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower provide assistance to the New York-based sailing vessel Elena during a transatlantic voyage. The ship and its air wing responded to distress calls for food and gas from Elena while steaming towards Norfolk at the end of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations.

2007-05-22 11:44:32 AM  
Welcome to the SS Foobies under the command of Captain Drew, Please leave your bikini top at the gangplank, you won't be needing it.
2007-05-22 11:46:35 AM  
Is the
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tag taking the day off?
2007-05-22 11:47:54 AM  
FLYNAVY; Fair winds and calm seas coming home.
2007-05-22 11:51:32 AM  
Thank you sailor...for everything.
2007-05-22 11:56:01 AM  
Fark warship?

Please nobody spill beer on the reactors...

[image from beyondbooks.com too old to be available]

/First thing I thought of when I saw the ship's name
2007-05-22 11:59:00 AM  
Welcome back FLYNAVY, and thanks!
2007-05-22 12:01:20 PM  
Is it a nuclear wessel?
2007-05-22 12:01:47 PM  
Welcome back FLYNAVY. Way to fight the good fight -- and rescue the ladies.
2007-05-22 12:04:14 PM  
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To the rescue.
2007-05-22 12:05:47 PM  
Like ShadowPenguin said, we had to sell off a few things for beer money.

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/god bless and god speed FLYNAVY
2007-05-22 12:06:13 PM  

Get the crew to spell out "BOOBIES!" on the flight deck when you pull into port.
2007-05-22 12:10:40 PM  
I didn't know FARK had a warship. They're not big enough for all of the used beer cans are they?

Seriously, cool dude. Those civilian sailboats must have looked like toys when the REAL ships hove to and came along side.

Good job Navy!
2007-05-22 12:10:59 PM  
Like ShadowPenguin said, we had to sell off a few things for beer money.

I like the cut of your jib sailor.

/wtf is a jib anyway?
2007-05-22 12:16:55 PM  
What kind of American are we breeding if even our armed forces assist losers who, by their own lack of planning and management, bring neither enough food nor fuel to last their trans-Atlantic voyage? Not a true American, I tell you. They should be drawn and quartered and their corpses should hang near the entrance of the Capitol as a warning to those who don't prepare adequately for a trip and expect the U. S. government and its agencies to rescue them.
2007-05-22 12:17:21 PM  
Welcome home, FLYNAVY - and thank you, sir, for your service and patriotism. Best wishes going forward.
2007-05-22 12:18:32 PM  

From the dictionary,

Jib = Any of various triangular sails set forward of a forestaysail or fore-topmast staysail.

/Now you know
//..and knowing is half the battle
///Yo Joe!
2007-05-22 12:19:51 PM  
Counter_Intelligent: What kind of American are we breeding if even our armed forces assist losers

I was just sitting here wondering how we can turn this into an argument against the Pussification of America
2007-05-22 12:20:00 PM  
The boat that ran out of fuel, was forced to use too much during a storm, so I can understand that. Runing out of food on the other hand....not so much.
2007-05-22 12:20:39 PM  
The Anzio crew took the four aboard to bring them back to Norfolk.

Now that's just mean. Kidding. Good job and safe sailing!

I know posting lyrics in a thread is lame, but whatever...

Ship in Distress

You seamen bold that plough the ocean,
What dangers landsmen do never know.
The sun gangs over old England's nation;
No tongue can tell what you go through.
Through bitter storms in the height of battle,
Now mark you well what I do say,
Where thund'ring cannons loudly rattle
There's no back door to run away.

Of a merchant ship there was a captain;
A long time they bad been drove on sea.
The weather proved to them so uncertain,
Which brought them to extremity.
Nothing on board poor souls to nourish,
Nor to strengthen their feeble arms;
The whole ship's crew were nearly starving,
The men were nothing but skin and bone.

The cats and dogs how they did eat them,
Hunger proving to them severe;
Captain and men of one direction
They all of them went equal shares.
At length, at length the hour came on them,
The hour came on them most bitterly.
Poor fellows all stood titter totter,
Casting lots which of them should die.

The lot was cast on one poor fellow
Which had a wife at home on shore,
But to think of eating our fellow creatures
It was that which grieved us ten times more.
'l am willing to die,'this young man answered,
But to the topmast haste away,
For perhaps some help you may discover
While I unto the Lord do pray.'

The captain said he spied a vessel
About a league from us or more,
Some signals of distress were fired
And soon for us away she bore.
And soon we got provisions plenty,
And far from all such deadly fear,
To see such pity they took upon us
You could not help but shed a tear.

But now we're happy in old England
And far from all such deadly fear,
We'll drink unto our wives and sweethearts
And unto all we love so dear.
May God protect all jolly sailors
And all that plough the raging main;
May they never see no more such trials
And never know the like again.
2007-05-22 12:24:59 PM  

What kind of American are we breeding if even our armed forces assist losers

It doesn't matter. If you hear a call for help at sea you drop everything and do what you can. Them's the rules, landlubber.
2007-05-22 12:26:17 PM  
studebaker hoch: FAIL.

Geebus, no kidding. A sailboat whining about a shortage of gasoline?

That's not a boat, that's a drinking platform. Darwin should have been allowed to have his way with that bunch.
2007-05-22 12:26:46 PM  
So it takes a village to raise a sailor? Hogwash.
2007-05-22 12:27:21 PM  

Eh. Can I just call it Farkship Romero?
2007-05-22 12:27:22 PM  
a sailboat ran out of fuel?! the winds have stopped? OMG EVERYBODY PANIC!!! We're dooooomed.

(seriously though, it looked like there was a really stiff breeze in that pic. throw a couple sammiches at 'em and tell 'em to sail)
2007-05-22 12:31:32 PM  
/Now you know
//..and knowing is half the battle
///Yo Joe!

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2007-05-22 12:36:05 PM  
FLYNAVY: Still wondering what happened to their bikini tops

You know, that was honestly my first concern. "Were there coeds involved?!?!" Followed by, "Did they bring wine coolers?!"

Well done, crew of the Ike!
2007-05-22 12:38:47 PM  
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/ Got nothing
// Glad you are comming home safe FLYNAVY
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