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Scuttlebutt Session

Deck crew relaxing
Description: Drawing, Pastel on Paper; by Lawrence Beall-Smith; 1943; Framed Dimensions 20H X 26W
Accession #: 88-159-JV as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The Navy has a word for it--"scuttlebutt"--the shipboard grapevine by which even the Skipper's innermost thoughts seemingly can be divined and relayed with constant improvements. A plane handling crew, at ease in the lee of an aircraft carrier's island superstructure, participate in the shipboard pastime of passing along the latest scuttlebutt while awaiting return of the squadrons.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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