SINGLE-STICK EXERCISE ON THE MAINE


(Photograph by E. H. Hart)

"One of the most unexpected happenings in modern naval warfare would be a hand to hand encounter. Battleships are not now captured by boarding as in days gone by, and it is not even found necessary to arm the up-to-date sailor with cutlasses and other small arms. Nevertheless, the healthy and skillful exercise to be gotten out of calisthenics of the above character are not only fostered by the authorities, but thoroughly enjoyed by the ships' crews when they meet each other occasionally in friendly rivalry and put their prowess to the test." - Johnston

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