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Bayonet Count: More Today Than in 1916

DB07 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:03 PM
What, no bayonets and horses in the Navy??
tnmccoy Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 5:11 PM
DB07, you are wrong. I remember being on a carrier with a herd of horses, or at least the rear parts---just like you! Imagine that?
Semperfi/par Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 5:27 PM
I hope you did not find them in the ward room.:-)
Illbay Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 4:12 PM
Imiss40 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 7:22 PM
USS Pueblo off of the Korean coast.
psydoc Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 4:05 PM
Look at a Marine's paycheck. It is from the Department of the Navy, so I would say there are lots of bayonets in the Navy. lol
USNbubblehead Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:12 PM
Wrong again. I'm not sure about horses, but the M-14s and M-16s on every submarine I served on had bayonet lugs and the matching bayonets were kept in the small arms locker with the shotguns and .45s

Marc_H Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:59 PM
yeah
but...

if you are in bayonet range, you did something wrong

double-so in on a USN Carrier

10 times so if on a Sub.
barry1817 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:55 AM
that is an inane comment. You attack and are in close quarters you man not have time to reload. The need for silence in an operation.

And what does a person do wrong, if the enemy gets close enough to make weapon discharge wrong.

Following up on my post yesterday about the use of horses and bayonets in today's military, the Wall Street Journal breaks down the numbers:

From the department of picayune fact-checking: The U.S. Army has 419,155 bayonets in its inventory. The Marine Corps has about 195,334 bayonets (and has plans to acquire 175,061 more).

That's a total of 614,489 bayonets with 175,061 to be added. Keith Koffler adds everything up:

Given that there were about...