Discussion in 'Submariners' started by Polto, Sep 25, 2007.
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Is it Over or under the bar?
Deceased? Crossed over the bar.
Under the bar.
Our surface brothers use the expression "Crossed the Bar or Crossed over the Bar". In Submarine circles it is more common to use the expression. "Departed on his Last Patrol"
In the Bar!!
Where is the Bar and is it your round!!!
Well - this is "Over the bar"
(If it goes under it - it's a goal isn't it?)
Comes from Tennyson's poem 'Crossing the Bar' I think.
Aha! I was not aware of that...the Tennyson thing... I'm off to google...see what I can trawl up.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Another submarine expression is "Still on Patrol" ???
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