Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Captain carried them all

The Captain carried them all.

For him, there was no set watch, nor any
established time to rest and retreat from the
harsh conditions of the sea.

He was wonderfully reliable, uncomplaining,
and ready to take any watch, no matter the hour
or the situation.

He was the kind of Captain to have.
From The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat, as quoted in DESTROYER CAPTAIN by Admiral James G. Stavridis, Commander, U.S. Southern Command

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