Mission #2 Hijinks

Some more dumb shit that we do out of sheer boredom underway: Romy snorts a concoction of garlic powder and crushed red peppers…it doesn’t bode well for him; Darko tried to hang by his feet from the Aft Escape Trunk handle, his foot slips off and he lands violently on his shoulder, he complains about …

ORSE Workup & ORSE, July 2004

After being underway for a month or so, we submariners start to laugh at the dumbest shit. We also start to behave like complete jack-asses. There was one particular RC-Div buddy of mine, Mongo, who was in my watch section and could always be counted on to provide ample hilarity in times of monotony.  Also, …

Lost All Hydraulics, Boat Is Crippled Like Timmy

June 25, 2004:  Submarine is crippled… like Timmy After of the aforementioned in-port tomfoolery [which was awesome] it was time for Engineering Department to get down to business.  We had just completed an extended maintenance period, and it was now time to get back out to sea and punch holes in the ocean once again.  It …

EastPac 2004

Eastern Pacific runs, or EastPac’s are nowhere near the ass-ramming that is a WestPac.  WestPac stands for Western Pacific Deployment — I will expound upon these shenanigans later in this blog.  On this particular underway, the plan was to conduct sound trials in the freeze-your-nuggets-off waters of Alaska.  Basically, colder waters are better conductors of sound. …