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olePigeon
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Jan 30, 2012, 06:01 PM
 
I've seen depicted quite a few times in documentaries and especially movies, that when a Captain boards a ship, he's saluted, and someone blows a small whistle. It goes from a low pitch, to a high pitch, back to a low pitch.

Does that "tune" have an official name? My Google-fu isn't very good.
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Jan 31, 2012, 11:35 AM
 
A tradition that extends into the 24th century: Boatswain's whistle - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
     
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Jan 31, 2012, 11:38 AM
 
It's my New Mail alert, which has the odd side-effect that I'll sometimes cock my head like a confused dog when half-watching episodes of TNG.
     
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Jan 31, 2012, 04:12 PM
 
These days in the Navy, they should skip the whistle and blow the captain directly.

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Jan 31, 2012, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
These days in the Navy, they should skip the whistle and blow the captain directly.

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Jan 31, 2012, 05:05 PM
 
Ah, thanks.
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