National Geographic : 1955 Jul
@ National Geographic Society + "Of All the Lives I Ever Led, A Sailor's Life for Me, Sir" Eagle's life rafts, painted to show up on ocean wastes, will carry the entire ship's complement of 240. Stowed on the gallows frame beside the forward house, they make the perfect sunning and reading perch for off duty cadets. Shipboard routine leaves little leisure time. Kodachromes by Alan Villiers + "The Sailor Fearless Goes to Sleep Or Takes His Watch Most Cheery" This young deepwaterman finds teak forecastle plank ing comfortable enough for snoozing. He had planned to practice "shooting" the sun, but the intended target put him to sleep instead, and his sextant stays in its box. Forecastle capstan's heavy foot stands at right.