Friday, June 10, 2005

Unsanitary Ballistics

It seems everyone has a sea story about both intentional and unintentional mishaps involving blowing sanitary tanks. It was one of those evolutions on a submarine where... well... you know "Sh*t happens" and Murphy is no stranger. I have my own sea story from the early Kings Bay GA days involving a 640 class SSBNs. The story is on my blog "Hundreds of Fathoms" is linked here with the title Unsanitary Ballistics. - LL

2 Comments:

At 12:10 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Given 4 torpedo tubes on the average sub, this could have been announced as "firing tube 5" :)

I'd pay good money to see a video of that...you hear the phrase "sh*t storm", but this gives it an entirely new meaning...

:)

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Lubber's Line said...

Rob, it was quite the show for this newbe sailor at the time, gave me an early respect for air pressure systems.

I think your "Rickover" story is a classic. I can just imagine the Duty Officer giving the 1MC announcement in that typical shipboard deadpan voice.

 

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