Onto further business:

As of February 15th, 2017, we as a ship and Home Fleet as a whole are in the first challenge period of the Black Sphinx Cup. For those who don’t know, this is where each of the ships of the organization and their respective fleets compete for the honor of being best for the year.

Our first challenge is the Gunnery Reading Challenge. This is where we record what books and how many pages we’ve read through the challenge period of February 15th 2017 – May 15th 2017. That even includes ones you’ve started before the period as long as they are finished during it. As I am the ship liaison for this challenge, feel free to email me you name, title and ISBN number for the books that you complete and I’ll add them to the Penelope spreadsheet. Or if you are able to, you should be able to add them yourselves with the following link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JAqVbCPBVBn_aEthUqNlz8U5E6WmoulItqYP3tHmRnQ/edit?ts=58a628a5#gid=2049280493

And if you read a book from the following list, they count double as specially approved authors’ works. http://tenthfleet.org/talbott-cup/reading-challenge-authors

So get out there and support our ship and fleet while enjoying the art of reading.


Kate Regina
Chief Petty Officer
Bosun, HMS Penelope