Scientology on the high seas: When L. Ron Hubbard was still making tech 'breakthroughs' - 2015-11-09
We have something of a cryptic story this morning. Some months ago, we were asked a question by a researcher and we didn't have access to the answer at the time. Now we've stumbled upon it, and we thought rather than just email that person, we'd post the answer publicly for the heck of it.
Oldtimers will remember a series we did several years ago. Newcomers may be simply bewildered. But bear with us, and we'll try to make this interesting to everyone.
From 1967 to 1975, L. Ron Hubbard ran Scientology from sea. From his flagship the Apollo, Hubbard — who dubbed himself "Commodore" — led a small armada that also included the Athena and the Diana as it plied the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean. His ships were crewed by the young members of his "Sea Organization," and each day, Hubbard and his staff would issue a document called the "Orders of the Day," which to this day his former crew members still pronounce as "oods."