Originally Posted by jackdale
The Tempest is my favourite play for many reasons. Only real sailors know how to pronounce the first word. Most do not know how to spell it.
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I'm still working on becoming a real sailor.. but I'll take a stab..since my vessel bears the name.
Bosun, or did you want the old english for Boatswain?
Carl Brashear, the navy master diver who inspired "Men of Honor" was a Boatswains mate. My brother (USN) met him in a Navy Hospital.