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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ride 'Em, Cowboys!

Great picture of USS Asheville (SSN 758) underway off SoCal on the Navy web site front page today:

I used to love the surface watches in heavy seas; not sure why, but I always remember wondering why they were paying me to do it...

Unless, of course, the weather got too rough, and you had big slugs of water going down the Bridge Access Trunk; then it wasn't so fun. Having the screw come up out of the water also played hell with the ME overspeed limiter sometimes...

Funny how you forget the crappy watches, and focus on the good ones as time goes by.

Update 1725 16 Feb: Here's a close-up I cropped from the photo; hope that guy in the cockpit didn't drop his M-16 overboard...

4 Comments:

Anonymous chrys said...

"Sea Sick" from the first picture! "Bitch" overboard!!

2/16/2006 11:10 PM

 
Blogger half said...

Wouldn't a pair of goggle be better than a tiny wind screen?

2/17/2006 11:55 AM

 
Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

I usually wore goggles or close-fitting sunglasses on the bridge, actually, half, because I liked to stand atop the sail, where the windshield was no protection. However, the windscreen is a handy space to scribble notes in grease pencil and work out Maneuvering Board solutions to any contacts you have - that is really how it is useful.

2/17/2006 2:10 PM

 
Anonymous ol'sonarguy said...

Pretty crowded bridge. Looks like the OOD, the lookout, and 3 smokers.

2/21/2006 2:14 PM

 

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