By virtue of being the Captain, CDR Gleason tossed his dress cover overboard vs. getting swatted with
      paddles made out of saltwatered firehose, crawling through the garbage chute, swallowing "remedies"
      made up by the Royal Doctor, etc. I'd have done the same if I had the choice!! This all started at
      0000 and continued until 1400, followed by the cleaning of the ship's deck and a barbeque.


This REALLY came in handy when I was on the USS Oxford (AGTR-1) for my next cruise!! I still
      carry it in my wallet just in case...