What is a Snipe???

Unfortunately I am an airdale but have all the respect in the world for snipes! Well done shipmates!

Tales of an Asia Sailor

I found this in my WHEEL BOOK from somewhere from ’66-’69


Snipes come in assorted sizes, shapes, weights and colors.

They can be found in Fire Rooms, Oil Labs, Engine Rooms, Evaporator Spaces,

Machine Shops, Generator Rooms, Boat Shops and occasionally in their racks

but never above the third deck.

A snipe is happiest with a wrench in his hand, sadness with a salty feed bottom, mysterious as he pours over a blueprint and the hope of the future with sweat on his brow.

Snipes like water, liberty call, NSFO, chocolate cake, lusty broads, coffee, payday,

cold weather, German beer and each other.

They dislike airdales, the tropics, air ops, unrep, flat chested broads, aviators, O.D.’s boatswains

mates and more airdales.

An examination of the contents of a snipes locker will usually turn up of the following objects:

A wallet with $2.00, an ID card, 3…

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I am an aging American Navy veteran with some very pointed and acidic opinions. Feel free to heed the warning and read on.

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