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for another workday and to enjoy the Volunteer Barbeque held at noon on
the fantail. It was a pretty rainy day so we looked for
someplace dry to work, and ended up in the High Rent District, Officer
Country! We worked in the Captain's and Admiral's Staterooms
today, polishing brass lamps and other fixtures. The photos below
show how those spaces looked when we were finished, and believe me they were
standing tall and ready for inspection, Sir!
a little Brasso, and a lot of rubbing, I made this Lamp
and Table in the
Captain's Stateroom shine! This area, along with the Admiral's
be rented for parties and other events, pretty cool place for a small
lamp was polished by another member of the Brass Team.
table in the Captain's Stateroom. The Captain had his own
Galley and used this space to entertain when the ship was in port.
Quite a contrast to the cabin he occupied when the ship was at sea.
Click Here to see a photo of his at
sea cabin, just off the Bridge on O4.
visible in this photo was used to pass food from the Galley.
cabinet used to display the ships Silver Service and other items.
Pieces of the ships Silver Service have recently been returned to the
ship and today other members of the Brass Team were working back
in the shop polishing it up and getting it ready to be put on display.
of the display cabinet and items inside.
more overall type shot of the Captain's Stateroom.
safe in the corner of the Captain's stateroom,
wonder what kind of secrets were kept in this baby...
Captain had a nice soft bed right just off the space shown
in the photos above. Pretty nice digs compared to what the
enlisted guys had down below, bunks stacked three high.
next to the Captain's Stateroom is the Admiral's Stateroom.
The blue door you see in this photo is the same one visible in photo
#3 above. This is a large conference table in that space.
shot of the Admiral's Conference Table and large framed map.
little ensemble is also in the Admiral's Stateroom. I spent a
fair amount of time today making this Lamp and Table shine too.
we have the Admiral's bed...
we have the Admiral's Head, complete with
ceramic tile floor, porcelain sink and shower!
but I didn't really take any photos at the barbeque, I was too busy
eating and saying hello to guys I don't usually get to see on
number of hours donated by the ships volunteers in the last 5 years
351,000, that's a mind boggling
number! My next day onboard will be April 29th,
it will mark my 5-year anniversary as a volunteer and will be my 135th
We have a lot of very dedicated volunteers on Big J, and I'm just proud
them my shipmates! All I can say is Bravo
Zulu guys, now let's cut the cake!!
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