Navy Quotes - Page 2
I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way.
Captain John Paul Jones, 16 November 1778, in a letter to le Ray de Chaumont
Don't give up the ship!
Captain James Lawrence, said during the battle of U.S. Chesapeake and HMS Shannon on 1 June 1813
We have met the enemy and they are ours-- two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Oliver Hazard Perry, dispatch to Major General William Henry Harrison after the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813
Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, in Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
Lieutenant Howell Maurice Forgy, on USS New Orleans on 7 December 1941 in the defense of Pearl Harbor
The United States Navy is the envy of every other navy in the world. They don't want to be like us - they want to be us.
Admiral Leighton Smith
Sailors have the cleanest bodies and the filthiest minds.
Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
Zora Neale Hurston
In each submarine there are men who, in the hour of emergency or peril at sea, can turn to each other. These men are ultimately responsible to themselves and each other for all aspects of operation of their submarine. They are the crew. They are the ship.
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The Submariner's Creed
The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.
Albert Pratt, The Honorable Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1955
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