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    Default David Pollard.

    It is my sad duty to inform the members of the Wardroom that Admiral of White Naharaht, Dave Pollard died earlier this year after a short illness. I am sure that you will all join with me in raising a glass to the memory of this stalwart of the Anchorage.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Vaya con Dios, David. :(
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    Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family.

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    This is very , very sad news. I wondered why we had not heard from him for a while and he had not answered my messages.
    Ensigns to half mast and pipes to pass on a shipmate.
    Good wind and calm seas my friend.

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    Fair thee well.

    As I walked by the dockside one evening so fair
    To view the blue waters and take the salt air
    I heard an old sailor singing this song.
    Oh, take me away boys me time is not long

    Wrap me up in me oilskin and Jumper
    No more on the docks I'll be seen
    Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
    And I'll see them someday on Fiddlers Green.

    Now Fiddler's Green is a place I've heard tell
    Where old sailors go if they don't go to hell.
    Where the sky is all clear and the dolphins do play
    And the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away

    Wrap me up in me oilskin and Jumper
    No more on the docks I'll be seen
    Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
    And I'll see them someday on Fiddlers Green

    Where the skies are all clear and there's never a Gail
    And the fish jump on board with one swish on their tail
    Where you lie at your leisure, there's no work to do
    And the skipper's below making tea for the crew

    Wrap me up in me oilskin and Jumper
    No more on the docks I'll be seen
    Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
    And I'll see them someday on Fiddlers Green

    When you get to the dock and the long trip is through
    There's pubs and there's clubs and there's lassies there too
    Where the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
    And there's bottles of rum growing on every tree.

    Wrap me up in me oilskin and Jumper
    No more on the docks I'll be seen
    Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
    And I'll see them someday on Fiddlers Green

    Now I don't want a harp or a halo, not me
    Just give me a breeze and a good rolling sea
    I'll play me old squeeze-box as we sail along
    With the wind in the rigging to sing me a song

    Wrap me up in me oilskin and Jumper
    No more on the docks I'll be seen
    Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
    And I'll see them someday on Fiddlers Green.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Yeah, yeah, 'Taps' is more American than Brit IIRC but it's the symbolism of End of Watch.
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    Indeed this is very sad news. I always enjoyed David's posts and commentary. He most definitely will be missed!

    RIP, David.
    "It's not the towering sails, but the unseen wind that moves a ship."
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    sorry to hear that, my condolences to his family and friends.

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    Very sad news, he will be sorely missed

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    RIP - very sad news. My condolences to his family.

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    Rest in peace David, may your seas be forever calm.

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