Happy birthday family. It feels a little odd saying that. For most of the years I was an active duty Submariner, you could just say “Happy Birthday Brothers” on April 11 and that would be accurate. After all, we were “Brothers of the Phin” by the shared connection of having completed submarine qualifications. My actual […]Read More Happy Birthday Submarine Family – 120 Years of Excellence
You volunteered for submarines? Are you crazy? The sacrifices made by American submariners in the Second World War are well documented. 52 boats lost. The Submarine Service represented only 1.6% of all Navy personnel during the war but they accounted for over 55% of all Japanese ships sunk, including one-third of the Imperial Japanese Navy. […]Read More You volunteered for submarines? Are you crazy?
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 […]Read More “Who you calling Bubblehead?”