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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by REDDAWN, Feb 11, 2010.
DID you ever see a Sewing machine on a ship? What kind if you should know...THANKS
Yes on a CV, don't know what kind. Used by parachute riggers to keep pilots gear in shape.
We sewed our sails by hand.
Thanks! Anyone else? Most Likely it was a Singer 31-15 and or a Singer 211..THANKS for your service...
Sails? You lucky dog. They just whipped us at the oars.
We always had one of our guys bring his own sewing machine on deployments. It was a Singer, I doubt that is the question you are asking though. The folks in the tailor shop were about as worthless as dog-poo on my ship.
I don't care who you are....
I've heard my father talk about there being one available to him and I know he was on a ship when he served. Of course, this was YEARS ago in the early 60's.
The reason he even spoke about this is because he still has much of his issue wear, including his Navy pea coat (which fits me). I still wear it. Some of the buttons have fallen off and need to be sewn back on but that's about it.
The Bosun's had one up in a rope locker for canvas. Otherwise we sewed our uniforms by hand.
Parachute riggers on the Midway had them, never seen one on board otherwise
i was in the navy 97-01 EM3(SW) and i was on USS Austin LPD-4 but i dont recall ever seeing a sewing machine aboard.
Served on an ammo ship(USNS Kilauea TAE-26) and two fast frigates (FF1081 and FF1083) and do not recall seeing one. Did use the great big clothes press a few times. It always seemed to leave my uniforms with that "burnt" smell though.
not to thread jack but....
i liked that smell!
Same here. The PR's in the squadron had a sewing machine. A CV by the way is an aircraft carrier for thoses scratching thier heads.
Thats what all our uniforms smelled like in boot camp after they came back from the laundry. Yechh!
So how did they sew all those nifty duds for the chorus line of "Good Ship, Lollipop?"
I recently pulled out my uniforms. 25 years later, you can still slice a tomato with those creases. I used a LOT of starch.
I was on the USS Midway (1962 - 1965) also but never saw the machines the parachute riggers use.
I didn't serve, however I did find this...
I was an Airdale land based when I was in.