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What does the S.S. stand for in boat names?
ie: S.S. Minnow
I have always wanted to know this.
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Oddly, I understand it used to stand for both Steam Ship and Sailing Ship.

HMS means Her/His Majesty's Ship (British Royal Navy).
 

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QUOTE(boatmonkey @ Apr 1 2003, 05:16 PM)Oddly, I understand it used to stand for both Steam Ship and Sailing Ship.

HMS means Her/His Majesty's Ship (British Royal Navy).
YES you are correct! I confirmed this with the Coast Guard about 10 years ago. I asked the question in a bar one night and we never really came up with the right answer ...it took me about another 2 years before I picked up the phone and called CG
 

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QUOTE(manana @ Apr 17 2003, 11:58 AM)QUOTE(boatmonkey @ Apr 1 2003, 05:16 PM) Oddly, I understand it used to stand for both Steam Ship and Sailing Ship.

HMS means Her/His Majesty's Ship (British Royal Navy).
YES you are correct! I confirmed this with the Coast Guard about 10 years ago. I asked the question in a bar one night and we never really came up with the right answer ...it took me about another 2 years before I picked up the phone and called CG
2 yrs to pick up a phone !?
wow ! manana, you must have been partying hard back
then !

i did not know the HMS
so Captain Beer Jammer's vessel should have
"CBJ OU812 BUD" #
 
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