Talk Like A Cadet

aft: toward the back of the ship (stern)

all hands: the entire ship’s company, everyone on the ship

aweigh: the position of the ship’s anchor as it is raised clear of the bottom

beam: the width of a vessel at its widest point

bow: the front of the ship

bridge: the area where the ship is navigated, wheelhouse

chart: a map that depicts the configuration of the shoreline and the seafloor

dock: a fixed structure attached to shore to which a vessel is secured when in port

draft: the measurement of distance below the waterline

forward: toward the front of the ship (bow)

knot: a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour

port: the left side of the ship when facing the bow

sick bay: an area of the ship designated for medical treatment

starboard: the right side of the ship when facing the bow

stern: the rear of the vessel

follow the voyage

Number of the Day

 

Get to know the TS Kennedy and our exciting four ports of call, one number at a time!  

We’d love to see examples of the many ways that our Follow The Voyage-Share The Experience Number Of The Day feature is incorporated in classrooms across the United States and around the world.  Many teachers choose to kick off their mathematics classes by introducing this fun, informative website feature.  Teachers, please share photos of your students working on a Number Of The Day activity, individually, in small groups, or as a class.  Please send photos to: ftvsubmissions@gmail.com.
 

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Number Of The Day: 525

The new Patriot State II will measure 525 feet in length.  It will have an 89-foot beam.

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Number of The Day: 966

The TS Kennedy is bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

The distance from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is approximately 966 nautical miles.

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Number Of The Day: $250,000,000

Every March 31st, the U.S. Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix observe Transfer Day.  This marks Denmark’s sale of the three islands to the United States in 1917.

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Number Of The Day: 11

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Number Of The Day: 1,555

 Crown Mountain is the highest point on the island of St. Thomas and in the US Virgin Islands.  The height of Crown Mountain is 1,555 feet.

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Number Of The Day: 1,555

Crown Mountain is the highest point on the island of St. Thomas and in the US Virgin Islands.  The height of Crown Mountain is 1,555 feet.

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Number Of The Day: $300,000,000

The United States Congress approved of $300 million to replace the TS Kennedy with a new training ship.  Her name will be Patriot State

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Number Of The Day: 3,132

Do you love cereal?  Our cadets sure do! Many start begin their day with a big bowl of cold cereal with cold milk.  Since cadets keep crazy schedules, there seems to be several eating cereal in the Mess Deck at all hours of the day.   

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Number Of The Day: 3,132

Do you love cereal?  Our cadets sure do! Many start begin their day with a big bowl of cold cereal with cold milk.  Since cadets keep crazy schedules, there seems to be several eating cereal in the Mess Deck at all hours of the day.   

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Number Of The Day: 29

The keel block for Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s next training ship, Patriot State, was laid on September 29, 2022 at the Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Number Of The Day: 537

The TS Kennedy is bound for Charlotte Amalie!

The distance from Oranjestad, Aruba to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI is 537 nautical miles.

Because the TS Kennedy is not scheduled to arrive in St. Thomas until Friday, Captain Campbell will not take the shortest and fastest route.

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Number Of The Day: 68.3%

Most Arubans speak at least 4 languages.  The country has two official languages, Dutch and Papiamento.  

Papiamento is spoken by 68.3% of the islands population.

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Number Of The Day: 18

The island of Aruba is located just 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela, a country on the northern coast of South America.

Cadets are exploring the south-eastern side of the island, they may be able to see Venezuela.

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Number Of The Day: 250

Meet the Aruban Island Rattlesnake!  This highly-venomous, medium-sized reptile, found only on the island of Aruba, is critically endangered.  Scientists estimate that less than 250 mature Aruban Island Rattlesnake remain in the wild.

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Number Of The Day: 86


Tomorrow, the TS Kennedy will dock in Oranjestad, Aruba

The average high temperature in January is 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

The average low temperature in January is 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Number Of The Day: 7,500

If there is any truth to the English proverb, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away.", Dr. Cukor won't be very busy.  There are LOTS of apples being served in the TS Kennedy's Mess Deck.  Cadets eat them with their meals and grab them for snacks throughout the day and night!  A few apples fit perfectly in the pocket of a boiler suit.  

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Number Of The Day: 621

The TS Kennedy is bound for Oranjestad, Aruba!

The distance from Bridgetown, Barbados to Oranjestad, Aruba is 621 nautical miles.

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Number Of The Day: 1988

Barbados is the birthplace of singer, actress, and businesswoman, Rhianna. She was born in 1988 in the parish of St. Michael and raised in Bridgetown.

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Number Of The Day: 160

Barbados is known as "the land of the flying fish".  The flying fish is one of the national symbols of the country.

Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water.  Their long wing-like fins enable the fish to glid considerable distances above the water's surface.  The typical flight of a flying fish is about 160 feet

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Number Of The Day: 11

The island of Barbados is divided into 11 parishes.  Is there a student in your class named Andrew, Thomas, George, Lucy, Peter, James, John, Joseph, Michael, or Phillip?  If so, they share thei

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