Saturday, July 03, 2010

Back in the day, the U.S. Navy Submarine Service-1915. "Diesel Boats Forever" (Tommy Cox)

I'm sure all you bubbleheads, past and present will enjoy this all too brief footage of the United States Navy Submarine Service-1915. It was sent to me by my friend Don from over at "Don's Mind". Thanks again mate!

Those old boats were powered by diesel engines and were filthy, dirty, grimy and smelled of oil sweat and God knows what, hence the nick-name "Pig Boats". In my book, the men who served in those unsafe and often untested death traps had balls of iron. "Iron Men in Steel Tubes."

"Diesel Boats Forever".

Y'all have a safe and great 4th of July weekend mates.



At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hummm, I ain't real positive, but I think in 1915, the boats mostly had gas engines. Nimitz was responsible for getting the boats changed over to diesel.

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