What is a Sea Story?
A Sea Story is a telling of something so unbelievable that the teller will often swear that it’s true.
The only way to get away from him is to say you believe him! It is also a way to correct the way things actually
Occurred into the way you wish they had occurred, e.g. someone said something to you that was kind of
snarky and everyone laughed, you of course had no comeback other than “Oh Yeah!”, later you came up
with a good one and wish you had said “…...”. Well, write you own Sea Story and correct that unfortunate
situation. Would it surprise you to know that you are the only one who remembers that slight!
Description from Richard Leonhardt:
Seems to me you're missing the basics here. The only difference between a "sea story" and a "fairy tale"
is that the first starts off, "now this ain't no shit" and the other starts off as, "once upon a time...."
A sea story is a work of fiction set largely at sea. The enclosed setting of life aboard a ship
with characters cut off from the outside world and forced to interact in cramped and stressful conditions.
Themes can include differences between seamen and officers, bullying behavior, struggles against
treacherous weather, sea conditions, piracy, shipwrecks, mutiny, naval activity and battles, commercial fishing,
boat racing and adventures set on all manner of watercraft.
What is acceptable in a Sea Story:
1. The story can be absolute truth
2. Mostly true
3. What you remember as truth
4. Political truth (total lies)
5. Partial fabrication
6. Mostly fabrication
7. Lies (Statistics)
8. Damn lies
9. Complete B___ S___
Click any of the listed stories below to view!
What’s in a name? Bridge Chaos! Navigational Seamanship?
ASW Accuracy Fleet Operations True Sea Story
Cruising into Gitmo Practice makes Perfect