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(The Drive)   USS Dallas, star of The Hunt for Red October, has tracked its last Crazy Ivan   ( thedrive.com) divider line
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2017-12-07 11:35:23 AM  
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2017-12-07 11:40:44 AM  
One ping only.
 
2017-12-07 11:41:49 AM  
I thought that the San Francisco was the submarine that was actually filmed?
 
2017-12-07 11:45:52 AM  
So what's the resale value on one? Being I heard Argentina is is looking for the one they recently lost.
 
2017-12-07 11:47:45 AM  
Way to go Dallas!
 
2017-12-07 12:12:15 PM  
But according to repeated statement by both Soviet and American governments, nothing of what we are about to comment on... actually happened.
 
2017-12-07 12:20:55 PM  
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2017-12-07 12:21:55 PM  

BalugaJoe: One ping only.


Vashilly.

/I have always wanted to see Montana.
 
2017-12-07 12:22:07 PM  
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2017-12-07 12:26:12 PM  
Pavarotti! 

Coming up their asses!
 
2017-12-07 12:26:32 PM  

Merltech: So what's the resale value on one? Being I heard Argentina is is looking for the one they recently lost.


It seems the us doesn't sell nuclear subs.....yet, I'm sure trump might change that if he can make a few bucks on it.
 
2017-12-07 12:27:26 PM  
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got nothing.
 
2017-12-07 12:27:36 PM  

Dinobot: Pavarotti! 

Coming up their asses!


Paganini!
 
2017-12-07 12:27:41 PM  
Red October 'This business will get out of control...'
Youtube YZuMe5RvxPQ
 
2017-12-07 12:29:22 PM  
"What, Senator Conyers resigned.....What The HELL is going on? What do you MEAN Al Frankin just resigned?!?!?"
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/ ♪ Shillary is going to jail!! ♬  Shillary is going to JAIL ♯
 
2017-12-07 12:31:50 PM  
Jack, next time you get a bright idea, just put it in a memo!
 
2017-12-07 12:33:09 PM  
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2017-12-07 12:34:32 PM  
Lame Story Bro:  in the Navy, i was in the IUSS (integrated undersea surveillance system), basically listening to subs.  the program was heavily classified up until the late 80s (thanks John Walker) and then basically the Navy started talking about it.

anywyas, there's a part in 'Red October' where the US brass is looking at a map or whatever, and teh guy goes, "sir, the Navy's SOSUS* network tracked the Red October near blah blah blah...."  we'd all cheer and high five like idiots, because that's what we did day in day out.

*SOund SUveillance System.

/IUSS was the program, SOSUS was the name for the network by whcih we did our jobs.  and then later shifted to mobile platforms but still used those old ass (1950s/1960s) hydrophone cables.  if it ain't broke don't fix it....
 
2017-12-07 12:35:05 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Dinobot: Pavarotti! 

Coming up their asses!

Paganini!


Whales humping
 
2017-12-07 12:36:23 PM  
I heard Debbie did it. Blame her.
 
2017-12-07 12:42:19 PM  
INCLUDING ONE WAAAAAY OUT AT PEARL!!!
 
2017-12-07 12:43:02 PM  
It was 1979 and a young and incredibly handsome PVT Harry Freakstorm, flying Space A from Virginia to California, was thrown off a medevac flight in San Diego because a walking wounded and his wife showed up and took his spot.  He was handsome but broke and had enough for the bus in to San Diego where it fortunately went past the Greyhound station.  Having learned the price of bus fare to Travis AFB, Harry set off to find a pawn shop to pawn his camera and 8 track player.  The only two things of value in his life.

Two things happened on the way to the pawn shop:  Harry experienced his first earthquake and he met a bunch of really chill dudes from the Navy who were assigned to a submarine not yet built.  They were hanging out on a stoop in downtown San Diego.  Harry thought it was strange that the Navy would have people set up for a submarine not yet commissioned but Harry was and remains to this day an idiot.  According to the Navy guys, they show up for morning formation get put on detail or released for the day.  Every day was like that for them and most would be out of the Navy before the sub was finished. That's what they said and remember, Harry is an idiot.

Now Harry wonders if they were assigned to the Dallas.

Oh and Harry found a pawn shop, got 30 bucks for his camera and 8 track.  First paycheck Harry got in Hawaii, he sent the pawn shop the tickets and a money order for $40 and was quite surprised to get his camera and 8 track stereo back.  His faith in humanity slightly restored.

The 8 track would be stolen from Harry's 1969 Ambassador when the red headed lesbian let the car run out of gas in a church parking lot in Waihawa.  The car was towed by the church, the red head said something to the church and/or tow truck company and the church paid for the towing.  Though Harry suspects the red head went to the tow truck in a t-shirt sans bra and they gave her keys to the lot.
He still has the camera - a Vivitar 35mm SLR with a broken light meter.
 
2017-12-07 12:45:02 PM  
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2017-12-07 12:47:01 PM  
So the Dallas was really the Dallas? Cool.

I seem to remember in Under Siege, a retired ship went under another ship's name.
 
2017-12-07 12:48:01 PM  
I knew I was being followed...
 
2017-12-07 12:49:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: Lame Story Bro:  in the Navy, i was in the IUSS (integrated undersea surveillance system), basically listening to subs.  the program was heavily classified up until the late 80s (thanks John Walker) and then basically the Navy started talking about it.

anywyas, there's a part in 'Red October' where the US brass is looking at a map or whatever, and teh guy goes, "sir, the Navy's SOSUS* network tracked the Red October near blah blah blah...."  we'd all cheer and high five like idiots, because that's what we did day in day out.

*SOund SUveillance System.

/IUSS was the program, SOSUS was the name for the network by whcih we did our jobs.  and then later shifted to mobile platforms but still used those old ass (1950s/1960s) hydrophone cables.  if it ain't broke don't fix it....


Not lame at all, bro'. "Blind Man's Bluff" is an incredible read about those cat and mouse games with the Rooskies...
 
2017-12-07 12:57:55 PM  
 "The Big D" as it was lovingly called was best known for its starring role in the 1990 blockbuster Hunt For Red October.

That's not the only thing that the big "D" is famous for, IYKWIMAITTYD.
 
2017-12-07 12:58:02 PM  
Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft have dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?
 
2017-12-07 12:59:46 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Way to go Dallas!


I had to log in to smart this.  That's how smart it was.
 
2017-12-07 01:01:45 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: "The Big D" as it was lovingly called was best known for its starring role in the 1990 blockbuster Hunt For Red October.

That's not the only thing that the big "D" is famous for, IYKWIMAITTYD.


http://www.bigdandthekidstable.com/
 
2017-12-07 01:02:05 PM  
My Morse is so rusty, I might be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.

/one of my favorite naval movies
 
2017-12-07 01:02:42 PM  

SoupJohnB: Not lame at all, bro'. "Blind Man's Bluff" is an incredible read about those cat and mouse games with the Rooskies...


yeah when i came in the Soviet Union had collapsed, so the only boats in the water ( i was just saying this to a coworker and hour ago, how odd is that [he asked me, 'you were in the Navy, right?  whadja do?']) were us, Canada, UK, then the odd Chinese or Japanese boat.  so we were basically just tracking the good guys and the Navy eventually downsized us from like, i don't know, 15-20 bases worldwide to like, 9, and by the time i got out, it was even fewer.  satellite technology had evolved where we could just beam the data from ___ to a central location.

the old timers would tell stories of tracking Ivan off the coasts, us scrambling boats and surface (and air) platforms over to fark with them.  in my time, we found 1 soviet boat in the pacific, which was a Red Letter Day for us, as it was extremely rare, and then when i was on the East Coast, one popped up and we ended up making either the WaPo or NYT front page:  "soveit era submarine spotted off virginia coast".  we found it, we notified the sub/surface platforms, he bugged out.  cool shiat.

/i had a key role in that, too.  the system crashed, the watch team couldn't fix it, i was kinda the SME on that system, they dragged me in on my birthday to fix it.  i fixed it.  the watch team (approx 30 people) that read the acoustic data and would say, "US boat, UK boat, Soviet boat", they played cards and smoked for about 5-6 hours while your humble narrator singlehandedly restored the system.  when it came up, they 'boxed' his location, notified the fleet, bam.  caught him.  they all got low to mid level Navy medals.  i got a godamned handshake from the Old Man.  supwitdat?
 
2017-12-07 01:07:35 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Dinobot: Pavarotti! 

Coming up their asses!

Paganini!


Was a composer, tell the story right COB.
 
2017-12-07 01:08:57 PM  
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2017-12-07 01:09:36 PM  

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It was better he died. I mean the man wanted two wives and to see Montana. Think of the profound disappointment he would have experienced.
 
2017-12-07 01:10:13 PM  

Ringshadow: I seem to remember in Under Siege, a retired ship went under another ship's name.


And it was from a different class, altogether
 
2017-12-07 01:10:51 PM  

inglixthemad: Kronnyj: [img.fark.net image 400x170]

It was better he died. I mean the man wanted two wives and to see Montana. Think of the profound disappointment he would have experienced.


Plus "no papers?" Is coming closer to not happening.
 
2017-12-07 01:13:14 PM  
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SoupJohnB:
Not lame at all, bro'. "Blind Man's Bluff" is an incredible read about those cat and mouse games with the Rooskies...


to kinda nerd out for a second....the first pic is a "gram"....a writer traveled back and forth, left to right, as the paper slowly rolled up.  it would 'write' the acoustic data which was converted to visual data, with the various things that go bump in the night ocean being displayed as visual squiggles and shiat.  US subs made a certain sound, soviets another, UK another, etc.  i couldn't see shiat when i looked at these as I wasn't an analyst. but the experienced guys could even identify how many blades were on a boat's screws, or how many screws (that is, propellors) it had.  and if, for example, Whidbey Island put him on *this* line, and Hawaii put him on *this* line, and California put him on *this* line, you could triangulate him.  that's hwo it worked.

second pic is a 70s era map of the bases.  when i got in, easily half were gone or were beaming data to other sites.  guys in the caribbean (bermuda, etc) told fond stories of these huge packed bales of marijuana and other substances that would wash up on the shore from time to time.  "we called 'em 'square grouper'.  and all i'm gonna say is there was no drug testing back then.  draw your own conclusions...."
 
2017-12-07 01:29:41 PM  
"I, for one, give us one chance in 3......more tea?"

I loved that line!!!
 
2017-12-07 01:37:32 PM  
Ryan, Most things in here don't react to well to bullets!
 
2017-12-07 01:37:34 PM  

inglixthemad: It was better he died. I mean the man wanted two wives and to see Montana. Think of the profound disappointment he would have experienced.


Yeah, every time I see that I imagine an alternate edit where he lives, gets rescued, gets asylum, goes to Montana, looks around, and then says out loud, "shiat, is this really Montana? I could have stayed in Russia if I wanted to see potato fields!"
 
2017-12-07 01:41:53 PM  

BigNumber12: Ringshadow: I seem to remember in Under Siege, a retired ship went under another ship's name.

And it was from a different class, altogether


It was from a different class
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2017-12-07 01:43:38 PM  

BigNumber12: Ringshadow: I seem to remember in Under Siege, a retired ship went under another ship's name.

And it was from a different class, altogether


And it was from a different class.
 
2017-12-07 01:43:55 PM  

ar393: Merltech: So what's the resale value on one? Being I heard Argentina is is looking for the one they recently lost.

It seems the us doesn't sell nuclear subs.....yet, I'm sure trump might change that if he can make a few bucks on it.


We've never sold a nuclear submarine and never will. We have sold conventional diesel electric boats though (after we were done with them). What we have done is sell the plans to GB (specifically the ass end, they designed the front end on their own) so they could build their own nuclear powered submarines. Other nations (most notably France and the USSR) have copied our design's through less than official means (meaning espionage).
 
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The Captain is scaring them out of the water!
 
2017-12-07 01:51:49 PM  
I heard Tony Romo is buying it so he can be Dallas' head man in charge.
 
2017-12-07 01:56:50 PM  

BigNumber12: Ringshadow: I seem to remember in Under Siege, a retired ship went under another ship's name.

And it was from a different class, altogether


It was from a different class
 
2017-12-07 02:03:13 PM  

BigNumber12: Ringshadow: I seem to remember in Under Siege, a retired ship went under another ship's name.

And it was from a different class, altogether


It was from a different class.

/ Yes, I know that I'm mixing up memes
// Hunt for Red Airplane?
/// "The Red October is for loading and unloading."
 
2017-12-07 02:04:50 PM  
 
2017-12-07 02:04:53 PM  

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The Captain is scaring them out of the water!


That is a fun ride. I've only done it once but it only takes about 30 seconds to go from test depth to the surface (then you drop back down to about 150 feet due to the weight and then pop right back up to the surface like a cork a few seconds later). Once you hit the chicken switches there's no going back. You will be "On the roof".
 
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