Posted by James Briggs on November 07, 2002
In Reply to: Navy history, quotes posted by ESC on November 07, 2002
: : : Any help is greatly appreciated.
: : All I could find is what you probably already know -- it's a "traditional navy blessing."
: Well, I found the Naval History Center online at http://www.history.navy.mil/ It has (under Traditions of the Naval Service) information about famous Naval quotes and traditions. But the U.S. Navy site said don't e-mail any questions because there's no staff to answer them. I did a search of "fair winds and following seas" and came up zero. The plot thickens.
I looked on the Royal Navy web site, also with no luck. However, there are many naval based sayings on part of the site.