I served with some of the finest people in the world,
as a Sonar Technician in the in the United States Submarine Service **
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
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"You may fire when ready, Gridley." --Adm George Dewey at Manilla Bay
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, STAND UP If you want to be heard, SPEAK UP If you want to be appreciated, SHUT UP "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