Thanksgiving Sunday SubmergedYes, I meant Sunday. Once on a boomer patrol the whole crew was surprised by a 1MC announcement by the XO, “Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Sunday instead of the traditional Thursday. Normal weekday routine will be carried out this Thursday.”
I’m not sure if this was the only time a submarine XO exercised such power, but it was the only time I had experienced or even heard of it. The amazing thing about this occurrence is that it seemed normal to experience another way to demand additional performance from the crew. (Thursday was a routine field-day day.)
Can anyone name the boat this occurred on??