Sunday, April 25, 2010

Boatswain's Calls Bosun's Pipe Mess Call

Pipe Mess Call VBR MP3 960 kb, Pipe Mess Call OGG format 538 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.

A boatswain's call is a pipe used on naval ships by a boatswain. It is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, "bosun's call".

Historically the boatswain's call was used to pass commands to the crew when a voice could not be heard over the sounds of the sea. Because of its high pitch, it could be heard over the activities of the crew and bad weather.

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This audio is part of the collection: Open Source Audio
Artist/Composer: United States Navy Personnel Command
Keywords: Piping; Bosun's Pipe; boatswain's mate; pipe; navy
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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