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Since you appreciated the UY/SUY ridiculousness --Here's a little more:-
TOPGALLANT AND ROYAL YARDMEN IN THE TOPS!

Man the clew-jiggers and buntlines; head down hauls; spanker and trysail brails!

Man the above-named gear, also the leechlines, topgallant and royal clew-lines, and spanker and trysail head down hauls and clew ropes. Tend the head sheets and halliards, trysail and spanker outhauls and top bowlines.

Signal of execution being hoisted:

ALOFT TOPMEN! Lower yardmen on the sheer pole!

ALOFT LOWER YARDMEN!
 
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Since you appreciated the UY/SUY ridiculousness --Here's a little more:-
TOPGALLANT AND ROYAL YARDMEN IN THE TOPS!

Man the clew-jiggers and buntlines; head down hauls; spanker and trysail brails!

Man the above-named gear, also the leechlines, topgallant and royal clew-lines, and spanker and trysail head down hauls and clew ropes. Tend the head sheets and halliards, trysail and spanker outhauls and top bowlines.

Signal of execution being hoisted:

ALOFT TOPMEN! Lower yardmen on the sheer pole!

ALOFT LOWER YARDMEN!
I apologise.
I mentioned Sheer Pole without explaining what is was. Some of you might not know.

A horizontal steel rod fitted at the base of the shrouds supporting a mast. It was seized to each shroud just above its bottlescrew and served to keep any turns out of the shrouds when they were being set up.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Since you appreciated the UY/SUY ridiculousness --Here's a little more:-
TOPGALLANT AND ROYAL YARDMEN IN THE TOPS!

Man the clew-jiggers and buntlines; head down hauls; spanker and trysail brails!

Man the above-named gear, also the leechlines, topgallant and royal clew-lines, and spanker and trysail head down hauls and clew ropes. Tend the head sheets and halliards, trysail and spanker outhauls and top bowlines.

Signal of execution being hoisted:

ALOFT TOPMEN! Lower yardmen on the sheer pole!

ALOFT LOWER YARDMEN!
I bet you remember those days well.......

Were you involved with any of these? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_Korea
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
I apologise.
I mentioned Sheer Pole without explaining what is was. Some of you might not know.

A horizontal steel rod fitted at the base of the shrouds supporting a mast. It was seized to each shroud just above its bottlescrew and served to keep any turns out of the shrouds when they were being set up.
You’re still a cock
 

Union Jack

Lantern Swinger
I suspect that those of us with a greater sense of tradition are equally capable of thinking of an alternative and up to date use for a horizontal steel rod.

Jack
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
Since you appreciated the UY/SUY ridiculousness --Here's a little more:-
TOPGALLANT AND ROYAL YARDMEN IN THE TOPS!

Man the clew-jiggers and buntlines; head down hauls; spanker and trysail brails!

Man the above-named gear, also the leechlines, topgallant and royal clew-lines, and spanker and trysail head down hauls and clew ropes. Tend the head sheets and halliards, trysail and spanker outhauls and top bowlines.

Signal of execution being hoisted:

ALOFT TOPMEN! Lower yardmen on the sheer pole!

ALOFT LOWER YARDMEN!
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Chris P

War Hero
I apologise.
I mentioned Sheer Pole without explaining what is was. Some of you might not know.

A horizontal steel rod fitted at the base of the shrouds supporting a mast. It was seized to each shroud just above its bottlescrew and served to keep any turns out of the shrouds when they were being set up.
Funny how you 'hang sh1t' on the RN any chance you get but still retain all the terminology!!
 

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