Army & Navy: Over the Side

When "Abandon Ship!" goes on bullhorn or bugle, every man in a Navy crew knows his station. But abandon-ship drills merely get the man to the station; after that he is on his own. How to get off a sinking ship, what the well-dressed man in the water should wear, are suggested in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings for July. The author: Lieut. Commander William C. Chambliss, U.S.N.R., himself an involuntary absentee from the aircraft carrier Wasp.

What to wear is usually settled by circumstances: you wear what you have on. If caught undressed, grab a shirt and pants anyway. Clothing...

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