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USS Wiseman DE 667 - Underway Photos

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O.B. Wiseman


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The Wiseman code flags she flew while coming into or leaving port were November/Hotel/Papa/Sierra (NHPS). They were always the same and used for semaphore and Morse code. The Wiseman's call sign was "Inlet Alpha."

Port and starboard
Port and starboard are shipboard terms for left and right, respectively. Confusing those two could cause a ship wreck. In Old England, the starboard was the steering paddle or rudder, and ships were always steered from the right side on the back of the vessel. Larboard referred to the left side, the side on which the ship was loaded. So how did larboard become port? Shouted over the noise of the wind and the waves, larboard and starboard sounded too much alike. The word port means the opening in the "left" side of the ship from which cargo was unloaded. Sailors eventually started using the term to refer to that side of the ship.


USS Wiseman DE 667 After installation of Generator and Power

Cable in Charleston, S.C. The Wiseman is going up River to

Charleston's Electric Power Plant to test  Generating Equipment.

Close up- on River

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Starboard Bow #1

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Starboard Bow #2

Gee Dunk

Ship's Store where sailors could buy candy, cream. other sweets.

Sandwiches and some times beer.

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Starboard Bow #3

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Starboard Bow #4

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Starboard Stern

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Underway Photo's - Part 2



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