Monday, January 12, 2015

FTV Life on Board the Kennedy

Living on board the TS Kennedy is an experience unlike any other. You can think of a ship this size almost like a city. We have living spaces (cadet holds), dining areas (mess halls), power sources (engine room),

Entertainment means (Sunday at sea, Seatorium), a gym, laundry-mat, barber shop, religious services, computer labs, and even a hospital.


The ship functions almost exactly how we function back at the Academy (with a few obvious differences of course). While living aboard cadets are responsible for virtually all aspects of their daily routine. This is all part of the Learn-Do-Learn motto the Academy instills in us as cadets. In our holds (living areas) the same rules apply. They must be kept clean and stocked with appropriate toiletries and cleaning supplies.

The barber shop has on call hours for all the cadets who need a trim and the hospital, in addition to its emergency ‘round the clock staff, has basic sick call hours for cadets who need anything from cough drops to some vitamin C.

The ships gym is always filled with cadets blowing off steam and working out. It is a great way to spend some extra time and relieve stress. After the event meal the mess deck closes down for an hour for cleaning (this happens 3-times a day), and then opens back up for cadets who have time off to hang out, socialize, play cards or board games or just relax and catch up with shipmates. 

All in all, living on board the ship is a great bonding experience that cadets will remember it forever.

Here is a virtual tour of the T.S. Kennedy


Did you know that off the Atlantic coast of the United States, starting just north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and running up past Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a series of undersea or submarine canyons cut into the continental shelf. They plummet down thousands of feet, over clay and stone cliffs before reaching the deep ocean bottom. Off the northern end of the canyons’range, four massive underground seamounts rise thousands of feet off the ocean floor, as part of a chain of extinct
drowned volcanoes that stretches down to Bermuda. Learn more about these deep water canyons.

About 130 km east of the Georgia-South Carolina coast, a series of rocky scarps, mounds, overhangs and flat pavements rise from the surface of the Blake Plateau to within 400 m of the sea surface. This
hard-bottom feature is known as the Charleston Bump. In this activity learn what organisms are typically found in cold-seep communities, and how do these organisms interact?  A similar activity How am I supposed to eat that.

Take this challenge: You and your diving team's task as deep sea divers is to explore the ocean floor and the several structures that make-up the ocean floor topography. These questions guide your research.

No comments:

Post a Comment