National Geographic : 1945 Mar
The National Geographic Magazine 47i . © National Geographic Society lodachrotme. I . Navy. Ottficial Next Time Missouri Anchors, "Her Hook May Be Frozen in the Hawsepipe" So self-sufficient are such big ships that they can remain at sea as long as three months without putting into port for fuel, food, and ammunition. In fact, the sailors' saying about the anchor, here being hosed and housed after weighing, often comes true; it sticks in the hawsepipe from rust and salt spray. The smooth flow and easy entrance of the bow is shown clearly in this unusual view.