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  • n. Plural form of bluejacket.


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  • The Marines, who number about two hundred, are followed by almost the same number of bluejackets from the Florida, and they bring the admiral's Stars and Stripes with them.

    The One in White

  • I speak in this way not because I am at all lacking in appreciation for the valour and dash of both Gordons and "bluejackets," but simply because other regiments who have often done as good or even better work -- in special cases -- bitterly resent the unfair manner in which their own achievements are sometimes slurred over in the press.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

  • "bluejackets" is spoken of in the warmest terms with absolutely no mention of the marines.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

  • Shouts and songs told them that the federal detachment holding the place was celebrating its indignation at the landing of American bluejackets in Vera


  • On the morning of the twenty - first the American marines and bluejackets had landed at Vera Cruz and seized the custom house and the city.


  • The base of the Nelson Column was triple-fringed with bluejackets.


  • What our army and navy is was splendidly demonstrated when our bluejackets marched aboard their ships before our drawn-up soldiers while Admiral Fletcher transferred the command of Vera Cruz to General Funston.

    Mexico's Army and Ours

  • In April, 1914, some American marines and bluejackets landed at Vera Cruz and seized its customs house.

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • This action stemmed from Mexico's refusal to give a twenty-one gun salute as an apology for having arrested nine American bluejackets who allegedly entered a prohibited zone in Tampico.

    The Mexican Revolution: a nation in flux - part 2

  • He grabbed a squad of our Navy bluejackets, ashore for gasoline and showers, and marched them through the street as Mexican prisoners.

    The One in White


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    As any Navy man knows, MacNamara lace-making is truly a labor of love. Pulling threads from the warp of canvas takes hours of handiwork, and hitching and knotting the remaining threads into an aesthetically-pleasing, lace-like design requires conscientious fingermanship. This years handbook suggests hitching and knotting strands of small cordage (small stuff) suspended from a jackstay. The results may lack some of the rich complexity of true MacNamara, but, in a pinch, the new lace could work as a curtain for a "Soapie," or perhaps as trimming.

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