First Bridge of Honor

Updated 03/29/2003 00:29

YORKSHIRE's First Bridge of Honor

27 March 2003 at Sea Base Manchester (Garrod Hydraulics)

Wes Garrod and Staff finalized adjustments on the Ship's wheel.  Wes Garrod and his staff from Garrod Hydraulics put the finishing touches on the YORKSHIRE ship's wheel.  We are probably the only Sea Scout landship in the United States with a chrome plated helm drum!  Thanks, guys, for effort above and beyond the call of duty.

The YORKSHIRE Ship's wheel.  The YORKSHIRE ship's helm.

The YORKSHIRE capstan.  The YORKSHIRE ship's capstan.  We are also most likely the only Sea Scout landship in the United States with a working capstan.

The YORKSHIRE fife rail.  The fife rail.

The view from the helm.  The helmsman's view.

YORKSHIRE ship's company assembled awaiting the arrival of Rear Commodore Alexander.  The YORKSHIRE ship's company lined up awaiting the arrival of Rear Commodore Steven Alexander, Chesapeake Wardroom Flotilla.

Acting Boatswain's Mate Amanda Rose prepares to strike the ship's bell.  Acting Boatswain's Mate Amanda Rose prepares to strike the ship's bell.

Guests Royal A. Cannon, Jr. and Commodore Don Young await the commencement of the Bridge of Honor.  Royal A. Cannon, Jr., A.B., United States Merchant Marine (Vet.) and York-Adams Area Council Squadron Commodore Donald Young await the arrival of Commodore Alexander.

Rear Commodore Alexander presenting the Apprentice rank to Boatswain Tim.  Commodore Alexander presenting the Apprentice rank to Boatswain Tim.

Rear Commodore Alexander presenting the Apprentice rank to Boatswain's Mate Matt.  Commodore Alexander presenting the Apprentice rank to Boatswain's Mate Matt.

The YORKSHIRE ship's company.  The YORKSHIRE ship's company.

The YORKSHIRE ship's company plus the Skipper.  The YORKSHIRE ship's company plus the Skipper.

The YORKSHIRE ship's company plus both Commodores and Mr. Cannon.  The YORKSHIRE ship's company plus the Skipper and our honored guests.

With the task accomplished, the Ship's company relaxes.  Everybody prepares to "splice the mainbrace" at the successful conclusion of the mission.

Midnight at Sea Base Manchester.  The tumult subsides - the captains and the kings depart.  It is midnight at Sea Base Manchester.  The shouting and the tumult have subsided; the captains and the kings departed.

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