U.S.S. ALTAIR AKS-32
First Underway Watch
When I first reported aboard the Altair I was standing my first underway watch with Chick Poland and he
asked me if I wanted something to drink, and of course I answered Si, whereupon he lifted a deck plate
or two felt around a bit until he produced a bottle or two of some pretty damn good Spanish Brandy and
we proceeded to Splice the Main Brace in the best tradition of the British Navy.
Now that's a musing that I remember well.