“In my spare time, I went to Harvard”… how they kept from being bored on a boomer in ’65

November has been submarine month at theleansubmariner. Probably a large part of that is the nostalgia of looking back over the last 45 years and my own experiences on the boats. I got a chance to share some of my memories as well as stories from the archives that highlighted submarine development since the early […]

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“Who you calling Bubblehead?”

I was having a fun filled conversation about the head on a submarine that included the operating procedures and the sanitary tanks this week with a very good friend. To be fair, who else would you have such a conversation with? My friend was a ground pounder back during the countries extended excursion into South […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018

I hope you and your family have a very meaningful Thanksgiving Five years ago, I posted the story about The First Thanksgiving. Its amazing how many things have changed in just those five years. Here is a repost of the original story with updates The Blog is doing pretty well this year. Since we began, […]

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Have you driven a Ford (submarine) lately? (Probably not and there’s a good reason for it)

1915 – The world at war In September of 1915, the war in Europe was over a year old. The combatants had long ago determined that the war was not going to be brought to a quick conclusion. The British Fleet successfully blockaded Germany and her allies while the German U-Boat war was fully implemented […]

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‘Here take us; you have won the game only too brilliantly.’ German Naval Surrender November 20, 1918

The day the German High Seas fleet was surrendered – November 20, 1918 From the diary of a German Naval Officer “Monday, Nov. 19 – The undefeated German fleet is going out to meet the enemy who anxiously avoided it for four years and says to him, ‘ Here take us; you have won the […]

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