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VOL. IV, NO. 7
THE SHIP'S LOG, RECEIVING STATION, PUGET SOUND NAVY YARD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1945
It's here, fellas, it's here!
A sea bag to end all sea bags!
Gone are the days of the grunting and groaning, stuffing and twisting, cussing and swearing as you lash your gear, sea-going fashion—gone at last for new recruits.
It all came about July 1 when the new "clothes bedding bag" (see pictures above) became available for new recruits of the Navy. The new bags are available at certain recruit centers in only limited quantities, The Log learned this week but will soon be available at all Supply activities and eventually will replace the old type of sea bags.
The new bag comes in two sections and is designed to hold a complete outfit of clothing, bedding and miscellaneous gear. Thus it does away with the old sea bag and hammock combination.
Bedding will be stowed in the lower section, clothing in the upper. The two sections are then lashed together. That's all there is to it.
Study the drawings above.
Turn to this page for an earlier "story" (actually a full page photo-spread) on how sailors had to properly stow their hammocks in the old sea bags.
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