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Thread #44844   Message #662011
Posted By: Charley Noble
03-Mar-02 - 04:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
"Charley Noble" is the sailor's traditonal name for the galley smokestack aboard ship. Old shellbacks would delight in sending a newly minted sailor with a message for Charley Noble; he would eventually be directed to the cook.

My first name IS "Charlie" and I like to sing songs of the sea with my friends in Roll & Go.