Training Station - Group of Middies

Training Station - Group of Middies Newport Rhode Island


Stock #: 422689
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: Newport
State: Rhode Island (RI)
County: Newport
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The principal training station for enlisted men and for apprentices is at Newport. "Middies" is an abbreviation of midshipman, a title in the US Navy substituted for naval cadet, and ranking next below ensign. The term is derived from the fact that in the British Navy the cadets were given quarters amidships
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