- Dec 26, 2008
- Stafford, UK
- First Name
We were out in the Pacific doing a cable repair once, when the Chief cable engineer appeared on deck. This was a very rare occurrence. Unfortunately, a junior Cable engineer, had his white overalls unbuttoned down to the waist, catching some rays. The Chief quietly said to him 'don't bare your chest to the crew' as the Chief left the deck, he also asked 'have you shaved today' Life was very different for them.The Senior Seconds, Staff Engineer & Chief Engineer were only ever seen occasionally, and never seemed to speak to any other ranks
Wooden decks. We had two ships which still had teak over the deck. It was a nightmare playing deck golf over that stuff.