Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Is the golden rivet true?  (Read 3386 times)

lifeboat paul

  • Guest
Is the golden rivet true?
« on: June 10, 2008, 04:50:51 pm »

My wife's uncle served on the Duke of York during the war, he told me about the golden rivet ,apparently new shipmates were told that all ships had a golden rivet down in the bottom of the ship , whilst they were bending over - you can guess the rest - did this really used to happen or just a naval yarn, he recons it did ?

Paul.
Logged

Shipmate60

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,473
  • You bark - I will bite!!!
  • Location: Fareham
Re: Is the golden rivet true?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 04:57:33 pm »

Its still going about on ships but is just a sailors tale.

One actual question though:

Traditionally where is the last rivet on a riveted ship fitted?

Bob
Logged
Officially a GOG.

DickyD

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9,497
  • www.srcmbc.org.uk
  • Location: Southampton UK
    • SRCMBC
Re: Is the golden rivet true?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 05:04:37 pm »

In the last hole ?   :-\
Logged
Richard Solent Radio Controlled Model Boat Club http://www.srcmbc.org.uk

Shipmate60

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,473
  • You bark - I will bite!!!
  • Location: Fareham
Re: Is the golden rivet true?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 05:08:12 pm »

yep

Bob
Logged
Officially a GOG.

MikeK

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 991
  • Utter Bloody Chaos !!
  • Location: Hampshire
Re: Is the golden rivet true?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 06:04:09 pm »

The Oldies always were the best  ;) ;)

Mike
Logged

yewmount

  • Guest
Re: Is the golden rivet true?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 07:07:56 pm »

I told this tale to my late wife way back in '62 just after leaving the MN. Wasn't quite sure so I took her into the elec cupboard to show her :D She got quite a surprise  {-) {-)
Logged

sheerline

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,201
  • Location: Norfolk
Re: Is the golden rivet true?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 07:56:33 pm »

Yewmount!.. How apt! {-)
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up