Dating navy rules
Season parking passes only include the Annapolis Games.Passes are available for purchase on the Season Ticket Renewal Application or by calling 800-US4-NAVY.Commanders rushed to comply with the order by selling as much alcohol as they could but found that their stores still contained a sizable supply of booze in the days prior to the “bone-dry” date.It was decided that ships would host one last banquet to say farewell and consume the remainder of alcohol.
“The use or introduction for drinking purposes of alcoholic liquors on board any naval vessel, or within any navy yard or station, is strictly prohibited, and commanding officers will be held directly responsible for the enforcement of this order,” reads the hundred year-old order.
Inheriting Britain’s Royal Navy tradition of providing sailors with a daily ration of rum in the 18th century, the U. Navy established in 1794 that sailors were to receive “one half-pint of distilled spirits” a day.
In 1806, the Navy encouraged the sailors to accept whiskey as a substitute for the more expensive rum. Navy ships was reserved for the wardroom and the captain’s wine messes.
– The common story that the term “cup of joe” for coffee originated from Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels’ order to prohibit alcohol in the fleet is probably a myth. ships around the world held similar events to rid themselves of alcohol and mark the end of an era, but none came close in size and international participation than the soiree off Veracruz.
The more plausible theory is that “joe” derives from “jamoke” – another nickname that was formed by combining the names of the coffee producing locations of Java and Mocha. When the 21st Amendment was ratified in 1933, the Navy conducted an informal poll of flag officers to determine if the policy of keeping the Fleet alcohol free should be reconsidered.