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members of the crew wish to go sailing in the harbors, to visit points of interest and foreign ships, or to go fishing. There is football and baseball and boat-racing, for which the Government furnishes uniforms and racing-boats. The Government furnishes fencing foils, boxing gloves, and most everything that will enable the bluejacket to enjoy himself.

     One-fourth of the crew of a man-o' -war is allowed to go ashore each day after the afternoon drills, whenever practicable, and may remain ashore until the following morning. On Wednesday and Saturday afternoons leave is granted immediately after dinner, and on Sundays, directly after general muster, with the privilege of remaining on shore until the following morning.  Shore leave is regulated by conditions.  Sometimes it is curtailed, while at other times even greater liberty than above described is allowed.   It might be well to point out here that the civilian, working on shore, gets mighty few "days off."

An exciting
Football
Match
Between
Blue-jacket
Teams

     On board ship the bluejacket passes his leisure hours as best suits his fancy; playing cards, checkers, chess, reading books of the ship's library, and if so inclined, studying correspondence-school courses.

     Many crews have their own piano and quartette and choir, or their own phonograph, and some, even, have moving-picture outfits.

HARDSHIPS OF THE MAN-O'-WARSMAN'S LIFE

     The Navy Department does not wish to misrepresent the life of a man-o'-warsman.  He must endure hardships, the same as any other human being, although it is believed that his hardships are fewer than those of the landsman.

     The man who goes to sea is separated from his family, which is not entirely agreeable.  He is confined to small quarters, through he has more room that he who dwells in a city apartment.  He is subject to military discipline, which is a fine thing for every boy, though many of them dislike it.  He can't quit his job when he gets tired of it or when he is angry with his "boss."  He has got to stick to his job until the end of his enlistment, unless he purchases his discharge.  It may be unpleasant at times but it teaches a boy "stick-to-it-iveness," a thing for which he will be thankful in later years.  Sometimes he must "stand

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