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Torpedo Room
« on: May 03, 2008, 02:19:20 PM »
Torpedo Room from after hatch.

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 04:43:58 PM »
Do you guys have a full set of torpedoes over there??

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 10:02:52 AM »
Interesting design.  Ladder looks like it wou d get in the way, but I guess it would get stowed once under way.

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 10:34:56 PM »
That is an unmodified Torpedo Room and the ladder is the Weapons Shipping Hatch ladder and it does get stored under way... Damn I am jealous to see an unmodified room, wish like hell we had that..

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 07:54:02 AM »
The bunks seem to be missing.  Also when the ladder is removed, a bunk is swung under that hatch.  Can anyone tell me what the name of this extra rack was called?
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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 12:57:55 PM »
The "honeymoon suite" was used on the older diesel's and I am going to make the same assumption in this case.. ;)

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 02:01:33 PM »
Correct and some times we called it the "Bridal Suite."  It was my bunk.
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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 04:58:06 PM »
I bet that was fun getting in and out of.

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 06:52:38 PM »
Never had to worry about that, I rode 688's

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 11:18:23 AM »
How did you nuke guys deal with not seeing the sun for 3 months?  At least on a fleet boat you could pop your head out of the hatch for fresh air on occassion.

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 05:05:05 PM »
Sun light, fresh air, and oxygen are bad for you and it doesn't smell right.
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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 06:26:36 PM »
Worst smell in the world, coming up after months and contaminating our air with that the rest of the world uses.

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 07:05:08 PM »
That and the water doesn't taste right either, ya know something about having the purest water in the world compared to whatever is on tap in the barracks or in housing. While we didn't notice the smell of amine on our clothes people did (just like the diesel boat smell) and our wives would meet us at the door at times and tell us to strip and get out of those "stinky clothes" and take a shower ;)

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008, 11:12:01 AM »
Do nuke boats smell like a "sewer pipe" like the diesel boats?  I always wondered why the diesel heads didn't use some sea water to help the flush/purge process.  I guess they wanted to minimize how many open ports there were to the outer hull for deep diving and damage control.

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Re: Torpedo Room
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008, 12:20:02 PM »
I can only speak about the first flight 688's on this one.. While we didn't notice it it may have smelled like it after a couple of months of being underwater. I will tell you that when we did our shell back ceremony that boat stank and no matter how many times we cleaned it before pulling into Singapore (yes we ran the diesel to help vent the boat out and try to change the smell inside of the boat) but it was for no use, to this day when I think about it I can still smell that stench and see the look on the distinguished guest faces when they came onboard when we pulled in.

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