OK, I have spent all day in the Internet (don't tell my boss ) and I have been trying to figure a couple things out about the US Navy. They are not aviation in nature.
Number 1: What is a "Boatswains Mate"
Number 2: Names of ships. I know most US Naval ship's names start off with a "USS" in front of their names but I have seen "USNS" in front of some. They seem to be all support type service ships. The second question is, what does "USNS" stand for?
"And Thank You For Your Support!"