To observe items discussed below, viewing the zany YouTube
filmed in, on and around a submarine moored (pier ?)
at Sub Base Groton (circa March 1979) is highly recommended.
TIP: It is not necessary to watch the entire 8:54 YouTube; simply hit PLAY, then PAUSE, and slide the CURSOR ball to the desired scenes.
Issue One: Submarine Mystery
Not asking the name of the former U.S. submarine featured in the Kodachrome film converted to the linked YouTube; with a little effort you can find that
. Not asking the names ot the other 2 subs Iran was buying from the U.S. in that deal--- with a lot more effort, you can find those, as well. The pier, then? Wrong again; someone you know remembers that, too.
The mystery is what are those two (one black, one white) haystack-shaped structures
behind the ex-566 on the other pier? Those mystery objects are most clearly seen in the linked YouTube at 0:48 - 0:59 and 6:21 - 6:27. Can you get the right answer before the current champ, Cookie
Issue: Possible Political Football (DADT) Solution
As the days dwindle before the congressional August recess commences August 9, “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal advocates are angling for a firm commitment from Senate majority leader Harry Reid for a September vote on the defense authorization bill, to which the repeal measure is attached.
Perhaps there is better way to make all sailors happy without risks for incumbent politicians: Suppose the cheek kiss practice observed as the CO thanks the formation (YouTube 8:25 - 8:37) were implemented. Now, imagine a female CO. Everyone still happy?
Submarines are always silent and strange.
Labels: USS Trout (SS-566) cheek kissing structure mystery