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2014-05-04 11:50:47 PM  
I think women and seamen don't mix.
i.imgur.com
We know what you think.
 
2014-05-04 11:51:34 PM  
This is my sad face after being unable to find an image of Captain Belleville from "Y: The Last Man" :(
 
2014-05-04 11:56:30 PM  
The boys can't wait to get their lime sammiches.
 
2014-05-05 12:44:00 AM  
A good navy needs good seamanship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjAXJaFydwM
 
2014-05-05 01:13:02 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: A good navy needs good seamanship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjAXJaFydwM


Hope that chick brought goggles.
 
2014-05-05 01:14:47 AM  
Bunny Wigglesworth will be much disappointed, I fear...
 
2014-05-05 01:16:04 AM  
Obligatory:

6 things movies don't tell you about life aboard a submarine
notable for the phrase: "More fart than man"

and
why aren't women allowed on submarines:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_aren%27t_women_allowed_on_submarines
tl;dr: rape
 
2014-05-05 01:18:22 AM  
Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?
 
2014-05-05 01:23:02 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.  They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.
 
2014-05-05 01:26:44 AM  

fusillade762: This is my sad face after being unable to find an image of Captain Belleville from "Y: The Last Man" :(


The one eyed Lizzie?
 
2014-05-05 01:28:57 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

And the threat of this happening was a big part of what kept the rest of the Argentine navy in port.
 
2014-05-05 01:30:52 AM  
Also, I watched Das Boot recently, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

I swear I could almost smell the farts.
 
2014-05-05 01:31:51 AM  
Our Navy has a 74 percent unintended pregnancy rate. Unless they plan on giving the women birth control shots or IUDs before they board, I predict this will end in disaster.

(As a woman, I would INSIST on getting low maintenance, long acting BC before climbing on board some stuffy, underwater tube filled with horny guys and boredom. Getting pregnant sounds like it would be the worst thing that could happen to someone under those circumstances.)
 
2014-05-05 01:32:45 AM  

fusillade762: This is my sad face after being unable to find an image of Captain Belleville from "Y: The Last Man" :(


Would you settle for Rose?

shehulk.sliverofice.com
 
2014-05-05 01:34:00 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


With a planet that is 70% water, having a vehicle that can go under water is extremely useful.

Also, just because you haven't heard of a sub doing anything doesn't mean they aren't doing anything unless you think we have ports filled with unused, operational subs like we have fields filled with unused, operational tanks.
 
2014-05-05 01:37:11 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


This is now required reading for you. And look, it's even available in an easy to consume ebook version!
 
2014-05-05 01:39:02 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


They were integral to spying on the communications of the Soviety Union throughout the entirety of the cold war, by planting bugs and other listening/recording devices on unencrypted undersea communications cables.  That's pretty significant.
 
2014-05-05 01:40:08 AM  

Summoner101: Also, just because you haven't heard of a sub doing anything doesn't mean they aren't doing anything


Like chauffeuring Navy SEALs. I know, they can only get them so close, but it's better than flying the one airplane in the sky over Yemen at night.
 
2014-05-05 01:49:44 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

This is now required reading for you. And look, it's even available in an easy to consume ebook version!


^ this. Awesome read.
 
2014-05-05 01:55:42 AM  

fusillade762: This is my sad face after being unable to find an image of Captain Belleville from "Y: The Last Man" :(


I have it in its entirety and I don't remember that part.  Guess it's time to open it up again. Last 5 issues are in regular book form, not compiled.  I'm so cool.

Thanks for the reminder!!!!!
 
2014-05-05 01:57:22 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


You hooked me.  Are you a troll or are you really that stupid?

Google "MIRV" for a start, kid.
 
2014-05-05 02:05:51 AM  
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2014-05-05 02:24:56 AM  

HotWingAgenda: [packetswitchedpress.com image 320x99]


There she is! It's small, but I'll take it.
 
2014-05-05 03:26:30 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-05 04:26:51 AM  
I don't think I have any seamen left but I met a gorgeous ex marine yesterday but well she wasn't ganna guve ne a chance but damn
 
2014-05-05 04:36:04 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

You hooked me.  Are you a troll or are you really that stupid?

Google "MIRV" for a start, kid.


You're making his point for him.
 
2014-05-05 05:01:29 AM  

arador: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.


You just said the same thing three times with different words.  So, a limited amount of spying, and most of the time a submarine is damn near blind.  About the only thing it can do that a satellite can't do far better is tap an undersea cable.  I don't think we're doing much of that any more.

They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.

Both of those are civilian, not military, functions.
 
2014-05-05 05:09:25 AM  

yourmomlovestetris: Our Navy has a 74 percent unintended pregnancy rate. Unless they plan on giving the women birth control shots or IUDs before they board, I predict this will end in disaster.

(As a woman, I would INSIST on getting low maintenance, long acting BC before climbing on board some stuffy, underwater tube filled with horny guys and boredom. Getting pregnant sounds like it would be the worst thing that could happen to someone under those circumstances.)


I like your attitude, welcome aboard!
 
2014-05-05 05:21:46 AM  
Good afternoon ladies. Perhaps we can start with a tour of the golden rivet.
 
2014-05-05 05:46:51 AM  

yourmomlovestetris: Our Navy has a 74 percent unintended pregnancy rate. Unless they plan on giving the women birth control shots or IUDs before they board, I predict this will end in disaster.

(As a woman, I would INSIST on getting low maintenance, long acting BC before climbing on board some stuffy, underwater tube filled with horny guys and boredom. Getting pregnant sounds like it would be the worst thing that could happen to someone under those circumstances.)


Or.. be professional and not sleep with coworkers? Goes for everyone.
 
2014-05-05 05:48:50 AM  
The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

img149.imageshack.us
 
2014-05-05 06:39:03 AM  

DarkVader: About the only thing it can do that a satellite can't do far better is tap an undersea cable. I don't think we're doing much of that any more.


tinfoil time

Remember the Iran undersea cable cuts?
http://cryptome.info/cable-cuts.htm
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/02/fourth_undersea.html

This is one of my favourite conspiracy theories.
 
2014-05-05 07:02:09 AM  
Subby, the judges would have also accepted "First women join Royal Navy's submarine force; are now surrounded by more seamen than a German porn set"
 
2014-05-05 07:09:29 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]


Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.
 
2014-05-05 07:21:40 AM  

spamdog: 6 things movies don't tell you about life aboard a submarine
notable for the phrase: "More fart than man"


FTL:

One guy's family came down for a tour and his friends decided to mess with them. So right as they're being shown around -- blah blah where's the periscope -- he stares at a screen and shouts out, "Dear God, it's gone critical!" and then sprints out of the room. The rest of us paused for maybe half a beat before we, too, fled screaming out of the engine room.

I call bullshiat:  I've been a guest on a nuclear submarine.  They don't let random people in the engine room.  Hell, I had a Top Secret clearance at the time, and they wouldn't let us past the bulkhead into the engineering spaces because we didn't have radiation badges.
 
2014-05-05 07:22:28 AM  

Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.


I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.
 
2014-05-05 07:23:38 AM  
I was looking over a PowerPoint file that listed some of the arrangement changes for accommodating women on Ohio class subs. In addition to the actual modifications, existing structures in the area were also noted. One slide included captions for Sanitary Tank No. 1 and Sanitary Tank No. 2.

While I am fully aware of what these actually are, the 12-year old inside of me thought "well, I guess you would need a place for those too."
 
2014-05-05 07:29:07 AM  

dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.


it certainly is more realistic than Crimson Tide.

And the whole diesel sub thing was later proven to be correct when a chinese diesel sub surfaced within torpedo range of the US Kitty Hawk and no one in its battlegroup had detected it prior to surfacing.
 
2014-05-05 07:30:30 AM  

dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.


Its a quirky movie with a pretty good (I almost said great) cast that deserves a sequel.
 
2014-05-05 07:35:40 AM  

dywed88: And the threat of this happening was a big part of what kept the rest of the Argentine navy in port.


That cruiser, by the way, was the USS Phoenix before we sold it to Argentina. It was one of the last survivors of Pearl Harbor still in active service.
 
2014-05-05 07:39:15 AM  

BowtoMogul: dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.

Its a quirky movie with a pretty good (I almost said great) cast that deserves a sequel.


The problem is that they took the crew out of the diesel boat at the end of the film.  And the diesel boat is one of the major stars, it being cantankerous and somewhat unreliable.  That's the joke of the film.  Take that joke away, and it's not nearly as interesting, engaging, or funny.

/Trivia:  Jonathan Penner, who plays Stanley "Spots" Sylvesterson in Down Periscope, has been on Survivor 3 times.
 
2014-05-05 07:46:12 AM  

BowtoMogul: dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.

Its a quirky movie with a pretty good (I almost said great) cast that deserves a sequel.


I remember when it was called Operation Petticoat.
 
2014-05-05 07:51:23 AM  

dittybopper: BowtoMogul: dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.

Its a quirky movie with a pretty good (I almost said great) cast that deserves a sequel.

The problem is that they took the crew out of the diesel boat at the end of the film.  And the diesel boat is one of the major stars, it being cantankerous and somewhat unreliable.  That's the joke of the film.  Take that joke away, and it's not nearly as interesting, engaging, or funny.

/Trivia:  Jonathan Penner, who plays Stanley "Spots" Sylvesterson in Down Periscope, has been on Survivor 3 times.


I kinda disagree, I always thought that a big part of the sequel would be the fish out of water element of the crew getting used to using a state of the art sub, Nitro not having anything to do, Sonar being able to hear things half a world away and Stepanek finding new and inventive ways to screw off.
Another possibility would be to give them some type of prototype boat or new tech and have that not work properly.

And I don't think any of the cast has gone on to do giant things so they all could probably be available.
 
2014-05-05 07:59:09 AM  

Betep: BowtoMogul: dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.

Its a quirky movie with a pretty good (I almost said great) cast that deserves a sequel.

I remember when it was called Operation Petticoat.


Nah.

Totally different.

Down Periscope                              Operation Petticoat
--------------                              -------------------
Happens in peace time                       Happens during WWII
No real danger from enemies                 Quite real danger from enemies
Sub is antiquated                           Sub is relatively state-of-the-art
Crew is hand-picked misfits                 Crew is a normal mix
Captain is a "screw-up" like the crew       Captain isn't a "screw-up"
Only female is member of the crew           Females on board aren't crew.
Dick jokes                                  No dick jokes
 
2014-05-05 08:02:36 AM  
I got nothin.
 
2014-05-05 08:21:20 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


arador: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.  They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.


Plus, they can carry and deploy SEALS. And launch conventional cruise missiles (a fair percentage of the Tomahawks that hit Iraq between '91 and 2003 came from subs). Ask the Brits how useful they are for putting second-tier navies in their place.
 
2014-05-05 08:26:13 AM  
i1.ytimg.com

"Can you dig it, man?"
 
2014-05-05 08:36:19 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-05 08:45:24 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

This is now required reading for you. And look, it's even available in an easy to consume ebook version!


Carrier battle groups always have a submarine escort.  Everyone's mission in that group is to protect the carrier at all costs.
 
2014-05-05 08:48:42 AM  
Can you imagine the chaos when all their cycles sync up?
 
2014-05-05 09:00:12 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?



The Brit nuke boat HMS Conqueror sunk the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano during the Falklands War. They never knew wht hit them. The main thing about subs is that you don't know they're there! You don't know where the hell they could be. Except for the few more modern Navies, the rest of the smaller countries don't have anything that could take them on at all. Tomahawk land attack missles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles along with the torpedoes, they can bushwack anyone or anyplace and be out of there before you know what hit you. It's going to take a Long time for them to find that Airliner. Just Try to find a Sub when you have no idea of where it could be.
 
2014-05-05 09:01:49 AM  
Bottoms up!
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk
 
2014-05-05 09:05:09 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


Ask the Ehime Maru.
 
2014-05-05 09:27:10 AM  
ving in a submarine hygiene is a joke, 
you don't use shampoo and you don't use soap, 
Down by the bathroom hear the 'tanky' swear: 
"You'd better not waste any water in there!"

Chorus: 
On the surface on the bottom or somewhere in between, 
it really doesn't matter if you're dirty or you're clean, 
Able Seaman, Chiefy, the Skipper or the Queen, 
nobody showers in a submarine.

On a diesel boat you've got no water to spare, 
you can't use the shower, stow the beer in there, 
You're oily and grimy for a month or so, 
on 'up-channel-night' to the bathroom you go.

Two basins of water and a pint beer mug, 
get your lagging off and get ready to scrub, 
Put some green jelly on a scratchy pad, 
grit your teeth and start scrubbing like mad.

When you're red as lobster then you're ready to rinse, 
some foo-foo dust will make you smell like a prince 
The last of the water's just enough for your teeth 
so finish up pronto make some room for the Chief.

Next evening at the disco in your sharp civvy clothes, 
every girl around you starts holding her nose, 
For the way that you smell there is no antidote, 
they can tell that you're a sailor on a diesel boat.
 
2014-05-05 09:37:59 AM  

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


Falklands War saw the torpedoing of the General Belgrano by HMS Conquerer.

Operations Desert Storm saw a couple of submarines involved in attacking land targets with missiles to secure the way for ships.

Same happened again during the Invasion of Iraq.

A South Korean Corvette was sunk in 2010 by torpedo by a North Korean submarine.

There a few other events here and there.

Of course most the time we use them now for surveillance and tapping into underwater communications lines.
 
2014-05-05 10:36:01 AM  

dittybopper: Betep: BowtoMogul: dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.

Its a quirky movie with a pretty good (I almost said great) cast that deserves a sequel.

I remember when it was called Operation Petticoat.

Nah.

Totally different.

Down Periscope                              Operation Petticoat
--------------                              -------------------
Happens in peace time                       Happens during WWII
No real danger from enemies                 Quite real danger from enemies
Sub is antiquated                           Sub is relatively state-of-the-art
Crew is hand-picked misfits                 Crew is a normal mix
Captain is a "screw-up" like the crew       Captain isn't a "screw-up"
Only female is member of the crew           Females on board aren't crew.
Dick jokes                                  No dick jokes


The one thing they have in common, is they were both filmed on the same class of boat, the Balao class, which was the class of submarine my step-dad began his career in.

In Down Periscope, they used the USS Pampanito (SS-383) which is docked in San Francisco. The Pampanito has an excellent website with a 360-degree virtual tour that allows you to inspect every inch of the ship, even more than the actual tour allows. Meanwhile, the actual tour may be the best "bang-for-the-buck" thing you can do in SF. If you have any interest at all in military hardware, I recommend this tour. Volunteer veterans have restored Pampanito to near "ready for action" condition.

She conducted six tours of the Pacific during World War II, and rescued 73 British and American POWs from the water after her wolf-pack sank a Japanese prison ship, so she made history also.

Here she is at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, with the Liberty Ship USS Jeremiah O'Brien aft:

static.panoramio.com
 
2014-05-05 11:20:25 AM  
http://youtu.be/gGqwh_0gUvY

/Oblig
//But not all that funny
 
2014-05-05 11:34:10 AM  

fusillade762: This is my sad face after being unable to find an image of Captain Belleville from "Y: The Last Man" :(


Technically he's on the cover of the "Paper Dolls" issue. But mostly all you see is his hands, with a little face.
 
2014-05-05 11:36:22 AM  
I have a QSL card from the USS Jeremiah O'Brien.

I have yet to get one from the USS Pampanito, but I do have cards for contacting many of her sisters via ham radio, including the USS Ling, USS Cod, USS Batfish, USS Requin. USS Becuna, and USS Silversides.

I've also contacted the U-505 back when it was actually outside, and also the USS Nautilus, and HMCS Onondaga.

I still need a few more WWII boats to completely my collection, but now that "Submarines On The Air" doesn't happen, I have to try and get them during "Museum Ships Weekend", which always falls on the same weekend as the local Tour de Cure, which I help out with.
 
2014-05-05 11:41:08 AM  

dittybopper: Dinobot: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The documentary I saw said that the women got special uniforms:

[img149.imageshack.us image 720x544]

Lt. Lake, you're almost out of uniform.

I have been told, on good authority, that "Down Periscope" is the most realistic submarine movie ever made.


That's good enough for me.
 
2014-05-05 11:41:58 AM  

DarkVader: arador: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.

You just said the same thing three times with different words.  So, a limited amount of spying, and most of the time a submarine is damn near blind.  About the only thing it can do that a satellite can't do far better is tap an undersea cable.  I don't think we're doing much of that any more.

They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.

Both of those are civilian, not military, functions.


Mapping is very much a military function. GPS doesn't exist for you to get directions to Wal-Mart, son.
 
2014-05-05 11:50:01 AM  

brimed03: fusillade762: This is my sad face after being unable to find an image of Captain Belleville from "Y: The Last Man" :(

Technically he's on the cover of the "Paper Dolls" issue. But mostly all you see is his hands, with a little face.


Whoops, scratch that. Got mixed up there.
 
2014-05-05 12:06:11 PM  

dittybopper: I have a QSL card from the USS Jeremiah O'Brien.

I have yet to get one from the USS Pampanito, but I do have cards for contacting many of her sisters via ham radio, including the USS Ling, USS Cod, USS Batfish, USS Requin. USS Becuna, and USS Silversides.

I've also contacted the U-505 back when it was actually outside, and also the USS Nautilus, and HMCS Onondaga.

I still need a few more WWII boats to completely my collection, but now that "Submarines On The Air" doesn't happen, I have to try and get them during "Museum Ships Weekend", which always falls on the same weekend as the local Tour de Cure, which I help out with.


I should have included the LINK to the tour I mentioned above. I don't know if Pampanito still has a radio operator on board, or if he was ultimately electrocuted trying to contact Rip Torn. :)

Jeremiah O'Brien is one of only two Liberty Ships still afloat, and the only one capable of moving under her own power. She attended the 50th anniversary of D-day in 1994 (she also attended the inaugural), and made France safe again for the next 50 years.

I hope you get to add Pampanito to your collection.
 
2014-05-05 12:08:19 PM  
Pfffft.  Simpsons America did it.
 
2014-05-05 02:00:44 PM  
watch out for the cannibals
 
2014-05-05 02:50:32 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't know if Pampanito still has a radio operator on board, or if he was ultimately electrocuted trying to contact Rip Torn. :)


NJ6VT (USS Pampanito) is scheduled to take part in Museum Ships Weekend, so your chance to talk to Nitro is pretty good if you're a ham.

Though honestly, I've never heard them on the air.  And I *LOOK* for subs specifically (I collect the QSL cards).  It could just be that propagation hasn't been there when I've been available, and you have to remember that operation during Museum Ships Weekend is often limited to the hours when the respective ships are open to the public.
 
2014-05-05 03:18:41 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
Maybe they just like the shape.
 
2014-05-05 06:29:15 PM  

DarkVader: arador: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.

You just said the same thing three times with different words.  So, a limited amount of spying, and most of the time a submarine is damn near blind.  About the only thing it can do that a satellite can't do far better is tap an undersea cable.  I don't think we're doing much of that any more.

They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.

Both of those are civilian, not military, functions.


You obviously are not very aware of what those 3 different things are if you think they all mean the same thing.  You really need to pick up a book and learn something before making deprecating comments about something you obviously know nothing about.  You really are clueless if you don't think that Military does both Mapping and Search & Rescue operations.
 
2014-05-06 02:47:30 AM  
USS Yosemite, 1980s. Women, no. Female, maybe, human, I doubt it.
 
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