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Mark Sarsfield
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2008, 04:55:21 PM »

You guys must have saved refuse for months for the ceremony.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2008, 08:23:24 PM »

Stupidly enough us nub's were told to put the trash under the mains due to the op area and we listened.. so when we did the Shell Back ceremony there was more then enough trash and other stuff coming forward from the Engine Room to suppliment a good ceremony.

That run we also had egg's outboard the main's and it was always interesting to bring the eggs forward (granted they were cold in the bilges) and crack them open for breakfast... the last few days of real eggs were interesting at best, we got 1 out of 3 or 4 that hadn't gone bad at the very end before they went over the side not to be used. too this day I still watch the expiration date on my eggs and don't even try to chance it because of that smell coming from the Galley.
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2008, 09:16:25 AM »

I took a one-day dependents' cruise and two tiger cruises on the nuclear-powered USS Silversides (SSN-679), visited the USS Chicago (SSN-721) on her commissioning day, and visited the USS Jacksonville (SSN-699). The "submarine smell" was present in each. Not as strong as in a diesel boat but present nonetheless. I find it a pleasant smell, albeit penetrating.
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2008, 11:01:55 PM »

Two cursies are the Von Steuben and I still cannot dring coffee because of the pure water.  Coffee bad! Secondary water good!
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2008, 10:20:08 PM »

Aww come on JT, getting used to coffee in the civilian world only took me 10 years before I could drink it once more and then it was still lacking but I have come to like it once more.  Would love to get our still on Torsk working once more but don't think that one will EVER happen Wink
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2008, 11:46:22 PM »

OH man get the still working and I'll drink coffee again.
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2009, 10:00:19 PM »

Dave,

Thanks for the photo.  I was on the Blueback in the 60s.  She's got a spot in my heart.  Seeing that forward escape hatch brought back some fond memories of sitting up there playing my harmonica to pass the time.  Great acoustics!

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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2009, 06:13:10 PM »

Just rambling along - yee haa! crazy2
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2009, 09:55:56 PM »

Correct and some times we called it the "Bridal Suite."  It was my bunk.

I had the Honeymoon Suite too.  I remember the air handler used to blow cold air directly on my head.  I could never sleep there.  I used to hot rack with some other guys to avoid having to use it.
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2009, 09:58:11 PM »

Torpedo Room from after hatch.

I was on the Blueback.  The ladder going up to the escape trunk would fold up and be secured to the overhead.  I worked really well.
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2009, 12:49:19 PM »

smell like a "sewer pipe" like the diesel boats? 

 crazy2  I was thinking about a new man's cologne based on the sweet smell of a diesel boat.  I bet it would sell great.   Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2009, 01:46:59 PM »

crazy2  I was thinking about a new man's cologne based on the sweet smell of a diesel boat.  I bet it would sell great.   Cheesy

The one thing that was distinctive about diesel boats was the aromas that were available:
1.  The smell of the diesels.
2.  The sanitation tanks venting inboard when you were pulling a vacuum. idiot2

Ah, the memories.
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