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08-22-2019 02:53 PM
RainMan 2.0 Interesting and depressing read at the same time
08-21-2019 07:37 PM
Nickp Let's not forget that the good ole diesel subs spit out alcohol-powered steam-engined torpedoes...

Many a better use was made of the alcohol..."Pink Ladies"...
08-20-2019 12:42 PM
Herb Stoops
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Originally Posted by Gene Howe View Post
I don't know much about submarines or, boats in general but, this quote from Wikipedia seems about right.

"An opponent of the class was Admiral Jacky Fisher, later First Sea Lord, who on the class' suggestion in 1913 had responded 'The most fatal error imaginable would be to put steam engines in submarines.' "
He could probably only visualize the RR engines at that time in history, my guess that at some time metal ships were thought of the same way.
Herb
08-20-2019 12:30 PM
Gene Howe I don't know much about submarines or, boats in general but, this quote from Wikipedia seems about right.

"An opponent of the class was Admiral Jacky Fisher, later First Sea Lord, who on the class' suggestion in 1913 had responded 'The most fatal error imaginable would be to put steam engines in submarines.' "
08-20-2019 11:34 AM
JOAT As long as we are on submarines, do a search on British steam submarines.
08-20-2019 12:01 AM
gdonham1 Cool pictures. We are lucky that we have our young people that volunteer to protect us. I served 1976-1980 during the cold war. The nuclear deterrent worked because the Ruskies wanted to live as much as we do. Unfortunately some of our enemies now do not care if they live or die. You have to take pause when a person will strap a bomb to themselves and go into a crowded market and kill innocent women and children. As great as our US military and our allies are it is going to be hard to defend against monsters that do not care about themselves or innocent children.

A snappy salute to those who protect us.
08-19-2019 08:36 PM
Old_Tom
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Originally Posted by Knothead47 View Post
Was that an atomic powered submarine or the old diesel boat? The wife and I toured a WWII submarine in North Little Rock, AR. Cramped isn't the word to describe it. The young man was a walking encyclopedia about the boat.
1. The most dangerous place was over the storage batteries. Use your own imagination.
2. Shifts were around the clock so the bunk was occupied by two other bodies prior to your down time; showers were not a daily regimen.
Got to visit on both diesel subs here in Australia and on a nuke in the states (can't remember the name). But yeah, I don't know whether I could do the "hot bunking" thing
08-19-2019 11:55 AM
Knothead47
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I have a lot of respect for Submariners, of any Navy. From my time in the Australian Navy I got a tour of an Australian and US submarine. Very cramped conditions! It takes a special type of person to serve on one of those things.
BTW I served on surface ship; targets as the submariners call them. But as we surface combatants used to say, submarines are already half sunk
Was that an atomic powered submarine or the old diesel boat? The wife and I toured a WWII submarine in North Little Rock, AR. Cramped isn't the word to describe it. The young man was a walking encyclopedia about the boat.
1. The most dangerous place was over the storage batteries. Use your own imagination.
2. Shifts were around the clock so the bunk was occupied by two other bodies prior to your down time; showers were not a daily regimen.
08-15-2019 09:42 PM
Old_Tom I have a lot of respect for Submariners, of any Navy. From my time in the Australian Navy I got a tour of an Australian and US submarine. Very cramped conditions! It takes a special type of person to serve on one of those things.
BTW I served on surface ship; targets as the submariners call them. But as we surface combatants used to say, submarines are already half sunk
08-15-2019 02:35 PM
qulevrius
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Originally Posted by Knothead47 View Post
f the submarine is mostly under water or on the surface of water, then why is the swabbie dressed in camo?


Itís their NWU (Navy Work Uniform). The entire Navy wears them, regardless of where theyíre stationed.


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