SAILORS from HMS Queen Elizabeth have been arrested on the aircraft carrier’s first journey to the US.

| September 9, 2018

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People in Jacksonville, Florida, saw British navy personnel urinating from a pub balcony, kicked out of bars – and one was detained by police using a Taser.

Six were arrested for drunk and disorderly, with another arrest for trespass in a pub, sources told The News.

Three of the six were also held over resisting arrest.

Sailors on liberty acting up? Unthinkable!

Jacksonville Beach Police Department confirmed arrests had been made, and a local jail said it was holding sailors on Friday afternoon.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage last night said: ‘This is an unfortunate incident and not the standard of behaviour we expect from our RN sailors.’

Unsuspecting bar owners had not been warned the ship was coming to dock at Mayport, it is understood.

Do these guys know how to party or what? There is the making for some epic sea stories, here. And Nigel, learn to spell “behavior.”

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  1. Deckie says:

    What do you do with a drunken sailor,
    What do you do with a drunken sailor,
    What do you do with a drunken sailor,
    Earl-eye in the morning!

    • AW1Ed says:

      Put him in a long boat ’till he’s sober,
      Put him in a long boat ’till he’s sober,
      Put him in a long boat ’till he’s sober,
      Earl-eye in the morning!

      • rgr1480 says:

        Put him in bed with the captain’s daughter,
        Put him in bed with the captain’s daughter,
        Put him in bed with the captain’s daughter,
        Earl-eye in the morning.

        • Deckie says:

          Way hay and up she rises
          Way hay and up she rises
          Way hay and up she rises
          Earl-eye in the morning!

          • George V says:

            Hit ‘im in the head with a Browning breech block,
            Hit ‘im in the head with a Browning breech block,
            Hit ‘im in the head with a Browning breech block,
            Earl-eye in the morning!

            • AW1 Tim says:

              Throw him in the scuppers and let him sleep there

              Throw him in the scuppers and let him sleep there

              Throw him in the scuppers and let him sleep there

              Earl-eye in the morning.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    “Six were arrested”

    What if you should go jail…
    What if you should go to jail…
    What if you should go jail
    Said the fair young Maiden.
    I’ll whip out my cock and pick the lock
    Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor……

    From an old Maine coastal favorite.

  3. Green Thumb says:

    Just knock them around a bit and give them back.

    Lessons learned.

  4. IDC SARC says:

    Six? Really…only six?

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Pissing off a balcony? Fighting? Drunk? Evidently, those Brits know how to have a good time. I hope they were cut loose from the tank and told to go and sin no more, at least not in Florida, and that their skipper is old school and not going to PP them to death.

  6. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    A prime example of why I loved being stationed in the United Kingdom for a three year tour at the ripe old age of 17. Over paid, over sexed and over here was the complaint of British men and the women added, “Thank God”. American sailors would get drunk and go prowling. The Brits get drunk and urinate. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

  7. David says:

    Unsuspecting bar owners hadn’t been warned…. because we all know bar owners never, ever expect that drunks can cause problems.

    Oh, by Brit standards Nigel is right. Just like ‘color’ he spells ‘colour’. I still have issues trying to remember where grey or gray is correct.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Yes, David, I know. Just a little humor on a humorous post.

      • RCAF-CHAIRBORNE says:

        You mean….. Humour?

        We also, speak the Queen’s English, not the American Engl’ish’ pidgin 😉

        Reminds me of the time I ended up in the tank in SD when I was 21. I was so worried about the shit I was going to be in the morning. This was until they shoved my inebriated boss( Chief Engineer) into the cell with me!

        • AW1Ed says:

          I was on Vancouver Island doing some testing- everyone there sounded like Sara Palin and they accused ME of having an accent.

          Navy brat, pick a Naval Air Station anywhere on the East Coast, and I was likely dragged there by my parents. I have a neutral mid-East Coast accent, but I can mimic any accent from Southern Slow and Smooth, to Maine’s loss of “r’s” and most in between.

          “Yassuh, that lobstah is too shot.”
          “My God, what did you shoot it with?”
          “Shot, as in, not long.”

          • AW1 Tim says:

            Ayuh, it was shot, but the fishin’ was wikkid pissah.

            Yessah, mistah man! By old Harry, we got sum gooduns’ out past the ledge and just inta the deep watah.

            • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

              When you fuckahs come down to Gloster you’ll see some wicked bad seas…and if you head out to P-Town the bohemians will set you right ya bastahds…

        • OldSoldier54 says:

          Let’s hear it for ‘Merican Pidgin!!

    • desert says:

      Grey is a color, gray is hair lol…don’t ask me how I know 😉

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      AnotherPat: Thanks for the link to this amusing story. I got a good chuckle. The 57 year old colonel was letting his freak flag fly at a Boy George and Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey performance. Apparently this heavily intoxicated fan boy was shoving people to get closer to the stage. Police charged him with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. I imagine while being detained the colonel was singing “I’ll tumble for ya, I’ll tumble for ya.” The blue warrior was probably trying to get mosh pit mayhem underway. LOL

      • AnotherPat says:

        And now it is my turn to laugh in what you wrote, Comm Center Rat..Thank YOU!:

        “I imagine while being detained the colonel was singing “I’ll tumble for ya, I’ll tumble for ya.”


  8. My, My, My says:

    Question from the crew before docking:

    Q: Petty Officer Liam, when we arrive in Florida, how do we act and what can we do?

    A: Able Seaman Nigel, remember, this is Florida. Just act like the Jacksonville, Florida population and blend in…..Get your freak on son! 🙂

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    So I’d guess that PO Buttercup was not on shore patrol, watching these tars and scolding them. Sailors should never be shy!

  10. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Never had a problem when in San Juan PR while on Liberty with the Brit sailors back in the early 1960’s. At that time, they had rum rationing aboard their ships.

  11. Perry Gaskill says:

    They apparently didn’t choose the lesser of two weevils…

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    When doesn’t shit happen when Sailors get Shore Leave? I’d go stir crazy in no time aboard a Ship, one reason I joined the Army.

    • AnotherPat says:

      API…just imagine those who have duty on a Submarine!


    • AW1Ed says:

      Proud, on a US Navy ship you wouldn’t have time to dope off and go stir crazy. My first tour I was on “small boys” as Frigates were called, and I had three modes- fly, maintenance, crew rest. Wash, rinse and repeat.
      I likely could have ducked some of the maintenance, but that’s how I “learned” the aircraft, and got some creds from the wrench turners. After all, my life was in their hands.

  13. SFC D says:

    No “Dance of the flaming assholes”? Amateurs.

  14. 1610desig says:

    I expect this from our dry Navy (thanks, Josephus Daniels) but the Brits have booze on board (unless that changed recently)..they should have greater alcohol tolerance and arguably less incentive to cut loose

    • Mason says:

      Story a week or two ago was they have a full on pub installed on this boat! With their own special beer.

      • Deckie says:

        American President Lines and Matson Line both still sell beer, wine and whisky from the slop chest. I think that might be what makes jobs at those two companies coveted…

  15. rgr769 says:

    Showing my shocked face. Amazing, sailors with shore leave in a foreign port getting drunk and disorderly; whooda thunk it?

  16. 100E says:

    Whatever happened to rounding them up, and dropping them off at their ship…sirens ablaze. That would have been enough, and would have served it’s purpose.
    I’ve done worse than they!

  17. Mason says:

    Do guys not police their own any more? We dealt with problems before the police got involved. Have a good time, look out for each other.

    Keep someone sober enough to explain to the bouncer, the barkeep, or the cop what your day job is and convince them to release the wayward youth to you to return to ship post haste.

  18. Ken.T. says:

    Sorry but I can’t see the story in this Blog. All it says to me is no matter where a sailor is he is still a sailor and acts accordingly. Dear old Liz would be humiliated if her sailors didn’t act like sailors, and maintain a World Wide Tradition of all Sailors. Drink, Girls, and more drink. The Bouncer must have had a couple of limp wrists.

  19. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Pissing off balconies and getting kicked out of bars? Hell, I did worse than that back when I was a meathead college dweeb!

  20. Ret_25X says:

    I don’t see the problem.

    No one got hurt until the cops showed up…

  21. PLASTIC DUCK says:

    Come off it. “Behaviour” is spelt correctly. We are English. Such behaviour is what you can expect to get when the Paras, Royal Marines, and Royal Navy come visiting a town near you especially if a local regiment is involved. Pay stoppages, fines, maybe some jankers, and reimbursments to disgruntled licencees for damage. Apologies from everyone all round and smiles. Heads will be nursed and black eyes bathed.

  22. joe says:

    The Navy did New Orleans a “favor” once and sent several boatloads of sailors to town for Mardi Gras. Crowds, drunken excess and scantily dressed or undressed females to which several hundred sailors were added. Yeah nothing to it. DOD mitigated the problem by having a Marine Corps reserve MP unit in town to help. Those guys were all south California cops doing their two weeks active. It almost made you sorry for the sailors, those California cops are badass!

  23. STGSN says:

    Jax Beach hospitality just ain’t what it used to be. They even Tasered one of the sailors.
    Nowadays the bartenders don’t call Shore Patrol; they just hit the panic button.

  24. chooee lee says:

    Well Done. Party till you puke.

  25. 5JC says:

    They were on their way to the Bingo parlor at the YMCA. Well, the directions got all fouled up and one thing led to another….