I worked on a lobster boat, so I know a little about the water, but no formal training on any type warship in any service.
My dad's side of the family have always been big on the ocean though, with most of my uncles as lifeguards on Rhode Island beaches and my dad was the Captain of the Lifeguards in Rhode Island in the 50s when Block Island was almost completely submerged. He was trapped on the Lifeguard control building with 3 other Lifeguards, after they had been helping people evacuate. All 4 survived.
My grandfather was a fisher in the ocean as a young man, and then later worked in a fishery right on the docks.
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