The Submarine Service - A Relatively Small World
Once, there were about 4,000 officers and 37,000 enlisted submariners, a small fraction of the entire, active Navy at the time.
The first time I saw my best bud in over two years, although we had both been homeported in the same New London squadron, was over in Naples. SSNs as you know, are gone a lot. It really makes the world seem smaller when that happens.
This is not us in the photo. These guys do look familiar, but don't know them. Does anyone even recognize the boat? The nationality? ....Going knee deep.