Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Weekend Miscellany

Over at The Diveblog is a nice roundup of USS San Franscisco information from the various sub-bloggers (he says Rob has "annoying music" - heh!).
CNSF (the organization formerly known as SubLant) put out a press release on African-American contributions throughout submarine history that makes for interesting reading.
The wacko Italian former hostage journalist is changing her story again; the moonbats decide that it's because she was afraid of being "suicided". It's funny, nothing even resembling a fact can convince some of these people to accept that they may have been wrong...
As always, Ninme provides the best wrap-up of important news around the 'Net.
And, it looks like the Navy Times is going to run with the story discussed below. Hopefully, they'll show some respect for the San Francisco crew...

Going deep...


Blogger ninme said...


3/12/2005 3:24 PM

Blogger Chap said...

The damndest thing. I went to a sub vets convention, and there weren't many black guys there representing the WWII vets.

Turns out that the black guys, like other ethnicities (Filipino in particular), were restricted in their rates in that day--but on a submarine that doesn't matter, and they were pretty well respected as equals, apparently. After the war, though, people went their separate ways and the stewards didn't stay in the group with the Groton sub vets who started up the club.

This is a damn shame--but as old men do, the aging submariners are seeking each other out, and I saw lots of love between everyone at the convention regardless of race.

Now, WWII vets versus Cold War vets, that's a different kettle of fish...

3/13/2005 9:48 PM


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