Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Boatswain's Pipe Call All Hands

Pipe Call All Hands VBR MP3 100 kb, Pipe Call All Hands WAV 136 kb, Pipe Call All Hands OGG format 58 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

Before the PA sysytem was developed information or orders for the crew were passed by a boatswain's mate who first sounded the appropriate call on the pipe and then repeated the word fore and aft through out the ship. Now the word is broadcast all over the ship at once. An announcement is usually proceeded with now hear this or now hear there. Unless a boatswain's call is used. When a boatswain's call or pipe is used All Hands is used before any word concerning drills or emeregencies and Attention before any routine words.

Air Bedding, All divisions, Air bedding, First pipe, All Hands.

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Keywords: Piping; Bosun's Pipe; boatswain's mate; pipe; All Hands
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