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(Post Chronicle)   Trident submarines enter the war on terror...because a) that pirate problem is getting worse or b) they are big holes in the water that allow congressmen to pour money into their districts?   ( divider line
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2006-01-27 01:30:36 PM  
For tactical you may have to talk to the Army... that is more their department I think, but I could be wrong...

SEAL teams? Cruise missiles? Subermisible devilery vehicles for assaults? Sounds like they're turning pretty durned tactical to me...
2006-01-27 01:31:24 PM  
I think the important thing to remember is that a small part of that money flows to me for designing the oxygen generator. now do I go back to work and try to figure out better ways to kill people or do I keep on farking?
2006-01-27 01:32:31 PM  
SSBN641 Blue here. I think it's been chopped up to ashtrays by now.
2006-01-27 01:32:59 PM  
ericjohnson0: subs generally deal in the 'strategic'

They make the "big booms"
2006-01-27 01:33:36 PM

Enemy spotted, cap'n! what are your orders?
2006-01-27 01:33:42 PM  
Sounds like a smart move to me...

"The Ohios are being converted into so-called "Tactical Tridents," designated SSGNs, with accommodation for 66-102 special forces troops, special attachments for new Advanced SEAL Delivery Systems (ASDS) or the older Seal Delivery Vehicle (SDV) "mini-subs," and a mission control center. In future, the SSGNs may also carry UUV underwater robotic vehicles and even UAVs for aerial operations, the report said.

"These modifications provide the (United States) with an impressive and impressively flexible set of conventional firepower, in a survivable and virtually undetectable platform that can remain on station for very long periods," DID said. The conversion program will cost $1.4 billion, it said."
2006-01-27 01:35:39 PM  
MassDeficit: The Simon Bolivar? Cool... Ihad a few friends on the Bolivar... also, wasn't spy from the Bolivar...?
2006-01-27 01:36:03 PM  

Otherwise known as "rub a dub dub, clean up the sub"
2006-01-27 01:36:29 PM  
Ex MM2/SS A-Gang.

The only one on both crews 1st class or below who was NOT a nuke school drop out.

Plankowner on the USS Alaska SSBN 732 Gold Crew.
2006-01-27 01:37:06 PM  
What carrier is that up there, I don't see any visible numbers on the side.
2006-01-27 01:37:30 PM  
Man, all pirates use small rubber boats or speedboats these days, such pussies. What are they gonna do against this?

Modern day pirates are pussies, as are (non-military) sailors.
2006-01-27 01:37:45 PM  

LOL... I remember this t-shirt they sold in Groton at sub school:

"24 empty missile tubes, One mushroom cloud... It's Miller Tome."

The other was: "US Submarines... Death from Below."
2006-01-27 01:39:55 PM  
ericjohnson0: The Simon Bolivar? Cool... I had a few friends on the Bolivar

Off the boat in '85, but I still keep in touch with a few of them.
2006-01-27 01:40:00 PM  
Saturnalia: What carrier is that up there

USS America, CV-66, taken in 83-84 in the Indian Ocean.
2006-01-27 01:40:45 PM  
justlen:otherwise known as "rub a dub dub, clean up the sub"..

Errr, uhhm.. shipmate, if said that on my boat...
2006-01-27 01:41:33 PM  
Sorry I'm late, I've been trolling for commies in the porn-surfing parole officer thread.

///farkin nuke
2006-01-27 01:42:03 PM  
MassDeficit: Marcelle and Van Osdol. KNow those guys by any chance?
2006-01-27 01:42:26 PM  
Mr. Xristo: if said that on my boat...

What? The XO on 702 would say that on the 1MC all the time.
2006-01-27 01:45:31 PM  
that pirate problem is getting worse

This goes against everything in which I believe.
2006-01-27 01:46:14 PM  
Hey... maybe we should give Mr. Curtis his 'Honorary Golden Shellback' for greenlighting this one...

2006-01-27 01:47:09 PM  
sounds quirky, like my old XO.. I remember being lookout once, while surface transiting into Guam on one early, early morning..

XO:Ahhhhhh....Smith [not my real name], you know what that is????

ME:No sir, what is it?

XO:That's GUAM-Bodia [you know.. like cambodia]
2006-01-27 01:47:12 PM  
ericjohnson0: Honorary Golden Shellback

I am putting the cherry in my belly button as we speak. "Oh pollywog?"
2006-01-27 01:47:22 PM  
ericjohnson0: Marcelle and Van Osdol. Know those guys by any chance?

There names don't ring any bells; were they nukes?

/farken nuke EM1(SS)
2006-01-27 01:48:41 PM  
Pheh. You can get a shellback certificate from Princess Cruise Lines.

/bluenose (2nd tier)
2006-01-27 01:48:56 PM  
2006-01-27 01:49:26 PM  
Mr. Xristo: sounds quirky, like my old XO

It was. Best crew I ever served with. The CO was a blast. He took a bet on getting that pic, and we got mail via helo transfer because of it.
2006-01-27 01:49:47 PM  
MassDeficit what class?

/NNPS 9101
2006-01-27 01:50:39 PM  
darklordseth, dude you read any of those reports from off africa. They have .50's and RPGs.
2006-01-27 01:53:00 PM  
Sounds like a good use of these submarines to me.
2006-01-27 01:53:02 PM  
This thread is funny. Reminds me of the story a co-worker told me. I asked him if he ever saw the Phalanx being fired. He said yes, and that nobody has told the people on deck that they where going to do it. Scared the sh*t out of all of them.

/Keep up the good work and watch out for the underwater mountains.
2006-01-27 01:53:56 PM  
"Make revolutions for 20 knots and engage the propellors."

"But Captain, we won't be silent!"

"You have your orders."

/ was a deckhand on a submarine
// a tourist submarine
/// which I realize does not compete with the big boys
//// but chicks dug me in my wetsuit and scuba gear
// "What do you wear underneath that?" "Nothing."
// aaalll riiiight giggety giggety
2006-01-27 01:54:56 PM  
CrotchBeard: MassDeficit what class?

Boy, I haven't heard that question in a looong time. I think it was 9104 and then Ballston Spa NY for Prototype.
2006-01-27 01:57:19 PM  
Good seeing a boomer story, even if its "news" is a few years old. Hell, the Ohio's already gone on sea trials post conversion.

/EM2(SS), SSBN-737B
//Thoroughbred of the Feet
///That's what my nametag says
////Back to the carbon dust
2006-01-27 01:57:23 PM  
Err, I meant 8104...

/told you it's been awhile.
2006-01-27 01:58:52 PM  
torgojr: /EM2(SS), SSBN-737B

Cleaning the SSMG's today? When you're ton with that go torque the intercell connectors.
2006-01-27 02:01:41 PM  
man.. even after all these years.. the nukes still make me laugh..

Now go get me 12 feet of fallopian tubing you NUB!!

2006-01-27 02:02:17 PM  
I knew a "Marcel" at S5G Idaho. Dunno what boat he went to after prototype, though.

Favorite boat story:

While trying (poorly) to maintain periscope depth in rough seas,

OOD (looking in periscope): Diving officer mark your depth....oh, never mind I'll just read it off the rudder.

Meanwhile in maneuvering....

Throttleman (wearing cavitation monitor sonar headphones) gets a very puzzled look on his face.

EOOW: What's going on?

Throttleman: I think we're airborne, sir. I swear to God I just heard a seagull.
2006-01-27 02:06:24 PM  
Seriously - how hard is it to mount a large machine gun to a ship, and just blow the bastards out of the water? From what i've been reading, they just drive little shiatty speedboats around.
2006-01-27 02:06:37 PM  
: I think we're airborne, sir. I swear to God I just heard a seagull.

I just pissed myself!
2006-01-27 02:07:18 PM  
Nothing new here. This has been planned for years, the Navy has to remove the nuclear missiles from 4 of the Ohios to comply with a treaty.
2006-01-27 02:08:29 PM  
Swim Call!
2006-01-27 02:11:08 PM  
Wow, somebody else from up there? 8708, then S3G. Had a buddy up there did S5W while they were doing full-power runs to deplete the core, as they had no idea what to expect when time to refuel the Tridents. Never did hear how that turned out.
Didn't realize there were so many of us on here.
2006-01-27 02:12:16 PM  
CrotchBeard: Throttleman (wearing cavitation monitor sonar headphones)

Thank you, I just had a flashback to all that goes into a Flank Bell (cavitate). The orchestrated chaos in Maneuvering is a thing of beauty.
2006-01-27 02:12:19 PM  
I worked with a guy that was on a boomer- the most exciting moment he recalled about was they actually launched a missle (non-nuke/test/who-knows). He was in the Navy for 20 years and thats the most exciting story on board he could recall. Wow no wonder so many leave the Navy b\c it's yaaaaaaaawwwwn.

/Yeah none ever said protecting democracy was exciting I guess.
2006-01-27 02:12:38 PM  
Someone set us up the bomb
2006-01-27 02:13:25 PM  
Leafy_Narc: Didn't realize there were so many of us on here.

Yeah... I propose someone construct a Fark tag for us bubble-heads
2006-01-27 02:15:13 PM  
Wow no wonder so many leave the Navy b\c it's yaaaaaaaawwwwn.

The Navy's not a yawn, but I would concur that boomers are definately a yawn...
2006-01-27 02:15:49 PM  
Mr. Xristo: a Fark tag for us bubble-heads

Well, it would have to be the two tuna fish puking in a shiatcan.
2006-01-27 02:17:21 PM  
justlenWell, it would have to be the two tuna fish puking in a shiatcan.

Yeah, but smaller.. 54 pixels x 11 pixels
2006-01-27 02:17:35 PM  
Lone_Gunman: the Navy b\c it's yaaaaaaaawwwwn.

Go read this book. (pops) Going "up North" in a fast boat certainly wasn't a yawn.
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