Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Interesting Insights from Submariners

The following links may be of interest, if you ever qualified in the boats and:


1) Know why the DBF attitude was more than reactor envy during the 1960s The Cavalla-Thresher Incident


2) Are motivated to understand (nice video) why a popularized concept was ever launched The Great Global Warming Swindle....part 5 $ $ $ $ $


3) Have forgotten about these sentinels of both sea and harbor security Marines are Mammals


4) Wondered what state-of-the-art nuclear mothball cannisters look like. Is part of your old sub here? Is Seawolf's first reactor there? Note Seawolf''s (SSN-575) oversized containment cannister. Well, one might guess so.


Hat Tips: 2) Cookie, 3) Lubber, 4) Chapomatic, and 1) the Cavalla Historical Foundation.

By the way, USS Cavalla is berthed in Seawolf Park, Galveston, Texas, "as a memorial to the lost submarine USS Seawolf (SS-197)"

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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2 Comments:

At 11 July, 2007 00:39, Blogger Chap said...

Thanks for the link! I'm amazed at how many guys sitting on watch waiting for watch relief, underway, are represented in that hole...

 
At 11 July, 2007 20:16, Blogger Vigilis said...

Once you mentioned it, Chap, I tried to approximate. My rough guess was on the order of 135,000+ unique individuals, at a minimum. But, considering port and starboard duty, it may actually have been only half of that.

 

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