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Old 19th Jan 2022, 5:08 pm   #19
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Location: Oban, Scotland, UK.
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Default Re: On-board ship communications

Originally Posted by Refugee View Post
I was told many years ago that they had a whistle stuck in them so that you blew down the pipe to make it work like a ringer. The rats would never get in unless the whistle got pinched.
This much is true. Without the 'whistle' your attention could not be raised by simply shouting hence you had to blow down the tube to initial comms.
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