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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2019 8:55 p.m. PST

"Bells have a centuries-long tradition of varied use in the navies and merchant fleets of the world. Signaling, keeping time, and sounding alarms are important in a ship's routine and readiness. Their functional and ceremonial uses have made them a symbol of considerable significance to the United States Navy.

Bells cast from metal were first developed in the Bronze Age, achieving a particularly high level of sophistication in China. During the European Middle Ages, they were used by Christians to signal divine services and make special announcements. Christian and Buddhist monasteries historically used them to regulate daily activity, conceptually similar to later timekeeping in the U.S. Navy. The Catholics consider bells a representation of the voice of God and of paradise…."
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Armand

Old Wolfman29 Mar 2019 6:52 a.m. PST

And are considered,by some,the soul of a ship.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

(smile)


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