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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Submarines Pull Into Ports

Navy NewsStand has stories or pictures of two subs that pulled into ports this week. The first was USS Jefferson City (SSN 759), which returned to San Diego from a six month WestPac on Wednesday. I'm sure they did a good job, but the list of port visits -- Guam, Singapore, Hawaii, Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan -- makes it look like CSG7 didn't go out of their way to get the crew any really "interesting" liberty ports. Heading all the way down to Singapore without getting an Australia, Hong Kong or Thailand stop kinda blows, IMHO.

The second was USS Hampton (SSN 767), which pulled into PEV on Monday for South Florida's Fleet Week USA. It looks like she's moored outboard of either a destroyer or cruiser -- one of my skimmer readers might know. It appears as though she just came down the coast from Norfolk for the port visit; she looks way too nice to have been out for very long:


Blogger bothenook said...

i know, i know. everyone has a "when i was a kid we walked 10 miles uphill in the snow to go to school, barefoot. and then 10 miles uphill to get home.
but when i was a kid, on a spec ops boat, our liberty ports were alameda naval air station, for weapons loadout, and alameda naval air station, for weapons offload at the end of the run. intermidable month after month run.
so there. snivel about not getting to perth, or .... chaps my salt crusted hide, it does. arrrr

5/04/2006 6:34 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had the privilege of pulling into Ft. Lauderdale on three occasions. On one of those occasions, we had three skimmers pull in. The liberty really sucked when they pulled in. We had three days left and they were miserable. The three ships of skimmers really saturated the surrounding clubs with fights and drunken sailors all over. The same thing happened when we were in Hong Kong for my last WestPac. We had four days of liberty and then five ships from the 7th fleet pulled in. It really sucked because you couldn’t walk into a bar without watching your back.
The second time I was in Ft. Lauderdale on the La Jolla, I decided to wear my Cracker Jacks everywhere I went. I took extra everything, Dixie Cups, Ribbons, Neckerchiefs and Dolphins. I never paid for a taxi or cover charge. I rarely had to buy a drink and I got a date every night. I went through everything I had. It would amaze you what a lady will do for a sailor hat.

That Damn Good Looking Aganger From Iowa

5/04/2006 10:58 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to have cast serious doubts about that last comment, as far as i know, there is no such thing as "a damned good looking a-ganger" they are all, and i do mean all, a most pitiable group of amine stained slope necked wrnech monkeys as will ever grace a submarine. as for pulling into perth while on westpac, waaaaaaaay back when i was on a boat and had the chance to do it, the change from -30 injection temp somewhere off the coast of nk and the +63 injection temp outside of aus kept the almost every cooler on the boat fouled and having to stay lit off to provide steam for the libr plant as the main ac's were off line........great liberty for the coners but hell on earth for us nukes........drip drip drip

5/05/2006 1:36 PM


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