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(Military.com)   U.S. Navy submarines sometimes return to port with jolly roger flags featuring mysterious symbols, possibly indicating pillaging, plundering, rifling, and looting   (military.com) divider line
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2021-06-30 10:36:16 PM  
Butt pirate stuff
 
2021-06-30 10:37:12 PM  
The Code is more of a guideline than a rule.
 
2021-06-30 10:37:42 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Butt pirate stuff


Each symbol represents one full crew rotation in the barrel.
 
2021-06-30 10:38:44 PM  
That is up there with hearing "the eagle has landed" on the elementary school PA system....

//spoiler: There's a reason the teachers were smiling...
 
2021-06-30 10:39:20 PM  
Navy Jolly Roger I got to look into (captain of the squad stayed at our house on the fold out couch when they were in town):

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2021-06-30 10:40:39 PM  
Jolly Roger has a NSFW connotation too.
 
2021-06-30 10:46:45 PM  
it's part of the Repo Code, kid. I don't want no commies in my sub. no christians, either.
 
2021-06-30 10:48:28 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Butt pirate stuff


Rum, Sodomy & The Lash.

It ain't gay if it's underway...
It ain't queer if it's at the pier.
 
2021-06-30 10:56:41 PM  
I was on subs and was stationed there. Before the Jimmy Carter, the boat that did those ops was the Parche.

I had secret level clearance because I worked in the engineroom. Most of the crew didn't have Top Secret clearance. On the Parche, however, every single crew member had to have TS clearance. I'm sure the Jimmy Carter is the same.

Also, the longest I ever did submerged was 52 days in a row. Guys on the Parche told me they did 108 days submerged. That's madness.
 
2021-06-30 10:57:54 PM  
They made a documentary on it a few years ago

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2021-06-30 11:00:17 PM  

johnphantom: Navy Jolly Roger I got to look into (captain of the squad stayed at our house on the fold out couch when they were in town):

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After you and your brother went to sleep in your rooms, do you really think he stayed on the fold out couch and didn't visit the master bedroom?

But really.... That picture looks so familiar.... About 10 years ago (or one year ago, I dunno), did you tell some story on Fark about your dad being a cocaine smuggler for Escobar, or some shiat?  ...and the Jolly Rodger dude was part of it somehow?

Occasionally I am drunk while on Fark, so maybe I just imagined it all.... For real *hickup*

/may or may not be drunk right now.
 
2021-06-30 11:02:26 PM  
Plundered yo' Mama
 
2021-06-30 11:09:22 PM  
Odd that in five years of submarine duty as a Naval Officer, I never heard anything about this.
 
2021-06-30 11:10:00 PM  
All she left me with was my bones.
 
2021-06-30 11:10:20 PM  
The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.
 
2021-06-30 11:14:48 PM  

saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.


How can a submarine engage in a "dirty way of fighting" if it's in the world biggest bathtub?
 
2021-06-30 11:22:25 PM  
It's obviously a sign of descent.
 
2021-06-30 11:27:36 PM  

saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.


This is the attitude that leads to torturing prisoners.
 
2021-06-30 11:28:00 PM  
Rum = Jolly Rodger
Sodomy = Lucky Horseshoe
Lash = Lighting Bolt

Sorry to have spilled the code, everyone.

Never in the Navy, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn once. It was full of Seamen.....
 
2021-06-30 11:28:28 PM  
How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.
 
2021-06-30 11:33:15 PM  

Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.


I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?
 
2021-06-30 11:35:07 PM  

Gubbo: saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.

This is the attitude that leads to torturing prisoners.


You realize submariners never find themselves in a position to torture prisoners, right?

If it comes to that, something has gone terribly terribly wrong.
 
2021-06-30 11:35:54 PM  

saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.


If that were true, "war crimes" wouldn't be a thing and yet it is.
 
2021-06-30 11:36:38 PM  

dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?


I went to high school at the HG Farben complex where they came up with zyclon b.

/not a competition
//dude, you went there
 
2021-06-30 11:40:22 PM  

rohar: dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?

I went to high school at the HG Farben complex where they came up with zyclon b.

/not a competition
//dude, you went there


Well it was a tour. perhaps not like being in a submarine.
 
2021-06-30 11:40:39 PM  

Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.


Nuke MM on 2 Boomers
 
2021-06-30 11:42:10 PM  
USS Kidd does it bigger.

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2021-06-30 11:44:11 PM  

dave0821: rohar: dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?

I went to high school at the HG Farben complex where they came up with zyclon b.

/not a competition
//dude, you went there

Well it was a tour. perhaps not like being in a submarine.


Four years going to school in an old Nazi building, a number of years on a submarine after.

It's a miracle I can function in society at all :)
 
2021-06-30 11:48:18 PM  

Somaticasual: That is up there with hearing "the eagle has landed" on the elementary school PA system....

//spoiler: There's a reason the teachers were smiling...


Is that an Apollo 11 reference?  They landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969.  Not only was it a Sunday but it was also in the middle of summer when school would not have been in session.
 
2021-06-30 11:51:31 PM  

rohar: dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?

I went to high school at the HG Farben complex where they came up with zyclon b.

/not a competition
//dude, you went there


FAHS! Class of 94.

Mom worked in the Abrams building...

And I skipped school frequently and would buy an all day pass and just travel around Frankfurt.

The Paternoster elevators are still there, the building and the whole surrounding complex has been turned over to Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.
 
2021-06-30 11:51:49 PM  
As a Navy vet (nuke submariner), this makes me sick a little.
 
2021-06-30 11:56:21 PM  

dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?


Now we know Hitler's Fark handle.
 
2021-06-30 11:59:42 PM  

rohar: Gubbo: saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.

This is the attitude that leads to torturing prisoners.

You realize submariners never find themselves in a position to torture prisoners, right?

If it comes to that, something has gone terribly terribly wrong.


I recently finished a book on the USS Barb, a WWII submarine, and they took prisoners several times... survivors of ships they sunk. There were a couple of occasions they went out of their way to take prisoners.
 
2021-07-01 12:01:59 AM  

rohar: Gubbo: saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.

This is the attitude that leads to torturing prisoners.

You realize submariners never find themselves in a position to torture prisoners, right?

If it comes to that, something has gone terribly terribly wrong.


You'll notice that the statement wasn't limited to submarine warfare
 
2021-07-01 12:02:05 AM  

Magnus: dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?

Now we know Hitler's Fark handle.


Someone could take offense to that...
 
2021-07-01 12:06:52 AM  

dave0821: Magnus: dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?

Now we know Hitler's Fark handle.

Someone could take offense to that...


Couch primed, clutching pearls are at the ready.
 
2021-07-01 12:08:53 AM  

fargin a: As a Navy vet (nuke submariner), this makes me sick a little.


Ditto. And I was on a special ops sub ... didn't do this stuff. Better times I guess.
 
2021-07-01 12:11:28 AM  

Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.


Nukes and spooks. More than a few military NSA types here.
 
2021-07-01 12:12:28 AM  

saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.


This is patently wrong as evidenced by the existence of Rules of Engagement, among other things.
 
2021-07-01 12:13:59 AM  
Meh, let me know when they come home painting a train silhouette on their sail.

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That's right, this WW2 submarine sank a train!

The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb
Youtube PKklyvxw8QU


Bonus fact: Its skipper's last name was "Fluckey".
 
2021-07-01 12:15:32 AM  

saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.


You have no idea how wrong you are.

*throws mud ball*

Dirt Fight!!
 
2021-07-01 12:16:03 AM  

rolladuck: Meh, let me know when they come home painting a train silhouette on their sail.

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That's right, this WW2 submarine sank a train!

[YouTube video: The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb]

Bonus fact: Its skipper's last name was "Fluckey".


If I'm not mistaken, that Medal of Honor belongs to him.
 
2021-07-01 12:17:56 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Butt pirate stuff


Submarines are/were like prison.

Mostly in close quarters, in various states of undress, no privacy.  But worse than prison, because of shorter showers.

The musky stank must be off the charts.
 
2021-07-01 12:18:24 AM  

Kriggerel: drjekel_mrhyde: Butt pirate stuff

Rum, Sodomy & The Lash.


"What are three things I get at the kink bar on Castro Street"

/ also the name of my Crosby, Stills and Nash cover band
 
2021-07-01 12:19:38 AM  

jclaggett: rohar: dave0821: Marshal Tito: How many farkers were nukes, anyway? Seems like I'm always surprised by how frequently I run into more.

I spent 4 months living in an old Nazi bunker on top of a mountain does that count?

I went to high school at the HG Farben complex where they came up with zyclon b.

/not a competition
//dude, you went there

FAHS! Class of 94.

Mom worked in the Abrams building...

And I skipped school frequently and would buy an all day pass and just travel around Frankfurt.

The Paternoster elevators are still there, the building and the whole surrounding complex has been turned over to Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.


I'm aware.  The son wants to go to Goethe-Universität and he's on track to pull it off.

Eldest daughter went to university in Hamburg and has begun her journey of being an educator herself.

We're not sure what the hell is going on with the youngest daughter.  She's the baby, and she's female.  All hell is gonna break loose.
 
2021-07-01 12:20:41 AM  

Gubbo: rohar: Gubbo: saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.

This is the attitude that leads to torturing prisoners.

You realize submariners never find themselves in a position to torture prisoners, right?

If it comes to that, something has gone terribly terribly wrong.

You'll notice that the statement wasn't limited to submarine warfare


You better believe in submarine threads, skimmer, you're in one!
 
2021-07-01 12:21:46 AM  

saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.


Wasn't there some big convention in Geneva where a bunch of people got together to say that you are wrong?
 
2021-07-01 12:22:53 AM  

rolladuck: Meh, let me know when they come home painting a train silhouette on their sail.

[Fark user image 850x670]

That's right, this WW2 submarine sank a train!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/PKklyvxw8QU]

Bonus fact: Its skipper's last name was "Fluckey".


The Louisville damned near destroyed Bagdad all on its onesies.  A bit bigger than a train.
 
2021-07-01 12:24:22 AM  

Highly evolved sloth: rohar: Gubbo: saywhat: The article talks about submarines being a "dirty way of fighting"

There is no dirty way of fighting - you fight to win and fairness or morality or anything else does not matter.

In a fight/war the only thing that matters is winning.

If you're not willing to be more nasty or committed than the other guy, you will die.

This is the attitude that leads to torturing prisoners.

You realize submariners never find themselves in a position to torture prisoners, right?

If it comes to that, something has gone terribly terribly wrong.

I recently finished a book on the USS Barb, a WWII submarine, and they took prisoners several times... survivors of ships they sunk. There were a couple of occasions they went out of their way to take prisoners.


That's not much of an option given the effectiveness of modern munitions.
 
2021-07-01 12:25:20 AM  

The5thElement: rolladuck: Meh, let me know when they come home painting a train silhouette on their sail.

[Fark user image image 850x670]

That's right, this WW2 submarine sank a train!

[YouTube video: The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb]

Bonus fact: Its skipper's last name was "Fluckey".

If I'm not mistaken, that Medal of Honor belongs to him.


You would be correct. He was awarded the CMH for his exploits and outstanding leadership.
Here's another bonus fact: During his 5 war patrols (one more than the navy would normally allow a submarine commander, due to fears of the commanders becoming too cautious or too reckless, not a single person in his command received severe injuries or was killed.
He had a brilliant tactical mind, he inspired those in his care to exceed what they perceived as their limits, and ensured their success as well as their safety by cultivating a very healthy crew environment. For those reasons, he was admired by his crews.
Also, for those reasons, he would be run out of any business by middle management, if he were a supervisor in today's private sector.
 
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