Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Anyone use ships bells for time
It's a bit.. gimmicky.. for the 21st century.
Even the Tall Ships (all the ones I've been on anyways) don't use ship's bells for anything other than signalling by the lookout. I must admit being a tad surprised they (of all people!) didn't, but it was explained to me that it would only wake people up at odd times and cause general confusion.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"