John David Trolinger 'trol'


I served with some of the finest people in the world,
as a Sonar Technician in the in the United States Submarine Service **

Submarines Once!...

Qualified, Submarines
Submarine Dolphin Ensignia, borrowed from Bollman's site

Submarines Twice!...

STS2(SS) Trolinger   'Trol'
Panama Canal Transit
Yours truly, topside watch on Bergall
just leaving the first set of locks and
heading for a barbeque and swim call
in Lake Gatun

Holly Jumping Jezus Crist!

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" --Winston Churchill

How to simulate submarine life in your own home How to Simulate Submarine Life In Your Own Home

Check out Subnet if you want some more information on submarines and the people that ride 'em.

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"You may fire when ready, Gridley."  --Adm George Dewey at Manilla Bay

Some things I found while Surfing

	One big diffrence about us that wear the fish and the guys that wear the wings.
	Navy regulations prohibit a pilot from flying a $8 million fighter with no less
	than 8hrs sleep time, while there is nothing wrong with a submariner operating
	the reactor on a $700 million submarine who has gone without sleep for 36 hrs.

									--unknown nuke

		I know this pig can fly.
			-- Chief Of the Watch just prior to an emergency blow test

		One Trident class submarine at sea
		is the fourth most powerful country
		on the planet.

			-- Some boomer puke
How many of you guys had a Phantom "Growler" who would roam the decks on the midwatch and growl the JA phone circuit...... you'd pick up and hear......control, torp. room, sonar, radio, Capt... .....G*D D*mn it if I ever catch you........ --not me And those Dolphins, they leave marks on your chest, right over your heart, long after the uniforms have been put away. Once you have earned them, you will always wear them, and you will always be recognized as a submariner by the submarine community. --Bud Turner

Quotes that I enjoy

		"Common sense is the collection of prejudices
		 acquired by age 18."

						-- Einstein

		"Imagination is more important than knowledge"

						-- Albert Einstein

            "People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them."

                                    -- Eric Hoffer 

		As of next week, passwords will be entered in Morse code.

		"As soon as we  started  programming,  we found to our
		 surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right
		 as we had  thought.  Debugging had to be  discovered.
		 I can remember the exact instant when I realized that
		 a  large part of my life from then on was going to be
		 spent in finding mistakes in my own programs."

						-- Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging, 1949

		"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I
		 was standing on the shoulder of giants."

						-- Isaac Newton

		"I have become death, shatterer of worlds."

						-- Oppenheimer

		God does not play dice with the universe.

		"There is no reason for people to have computers in their homes."

						-- Ken Olsen, president of Digital, 1977

		Nuclear war doesn't prove who's Right,
		just who's Left

					--ABC news 10/13/1987

		I think you are referring to a quote of John Young.
		When asked what it felt like before an Apollo launch,
		he replied, 
		"You're lying on your back...
		thirty-five stories in the air...
		on top of six million pounds of parts and fuel...
		all submitted by the lowest bidder."

		If you want to be seen,
		If you want to be heard,
		If you want to be appreciated,

		"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX.
		 We don't believe this to be a coincidence."

					- Jeremy S. Anderson

		"When in doubt, tell the truth."
					--Mark Twain

		"When in doubt, book 'em."
					--Steve McGarret, Five-O

created: 5-1996, revised: January-2002

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