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The Boatswain's Mate of the Watch

posted Feb 29, 2012, 9:33 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:00 AM ]

Few things are more distinctive, or traditional, across the Navy than the sound of a Boatswain's pipe played over a ship's 1MC. In this edition of 101, we take you to the bridge and introduce you to the Boatswain's Mate of the Watch. She'll explain the history and necessity behind her job.