USS Wiseman DE 667 - Underway Photos
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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
Starboard Bow #1
Starboard Bow #2
Ship's Store where sailors could buy candy, cream. other sweets.
Sandwiches and some times beer.
Starboard Bow #3
Starboard Bow #4
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