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Friday, June 03, 2005

Boomer Sailors and Tomahawk Missiles

Looks like the Trident Base in King's Bay is getting a new Missile Training Center, but for a strange kind of missile -- the Tomahawk. It got me to thinking; will the crews of the four SSGNs really be boomer Sailors? They'll have two crews, but they won't necessarily run away from everyone -- will we have to come up with some new name for them? Any ideas?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "Tom Boys."


6/03/2005 10:32 AM

Blogger Baronger said...



Though I keep thinking that Oceanic should be replaced by another "O" word. But there is deffinately a new fish swimming in the sea now.

6/03/2005 2:10 PM

Blogger Lubber's Line said...

Joel, how about Boom-lets. Sort of like how Cluster Bomblets are the smaller version of a single BIG Bomb or thermonuclear !BOOM! if you would. -LL

6/03/2005 2:45 PM

Blogger Chap said...

I'm partial to "Kamehameha" but "James K. Polk" would do fine too. Remember, we've done something a bit like this before.

Based on previous tradition and practice I don't expect the names of the ships to change.

The commodore of one of the squadrons has extensive "boomer within a thousand yards of shore" experience, since he took Kam to some tight spots and back with great success. He's a good pick.

6/05/2005 5:20 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Chap got me there... I didn't specify that the "name" to think about changing was "boomer"...

6/06/2005 1:32 AM


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