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Saturday, February 10, 2007

From The C-SPAN Archives

Wendy at All Ahead Full dug up a Nov. 2000 "Online Town Hall Meeting" on C-SPAN with a submarine Master Chief and his wife; it was part of C-SPAN's two day visit to USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) as part of the Submarine Centennial celebration. While a little bit dated, the transcript still provides some good information for those who want to know more about submarines.

One thing that disappoints me is that the many video clips on the site seem to be lost; I was really wanting to see the one called "Tour of ship's office". ("Here's my desk, and here's my computer, and here are some binders...") Of course, since it's a boomer Ship's Office, it wouldn't have been as pointless as a similar video for a fast boat. The site does have some good photos, though, including this one of boomer racks in a 9-man:

Just look at all the space!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bubblehead - sounds like you're suffering from rack envy. Envious, aren't you?

2/10/2007 1:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, not just rack envy, but boomer envy. Even the O-Gangers on a T-Hull didn't have this much space. Sure, they only had to share it with 2 or three guys, and they had desk space, but they had barely enough room for two men to stand in shoulder-to-shoulder.

If you've ever been on a WW2 diesel boat, and seen the CO's stateroom, it's not much bigger. The enlisteds have it much, much better, in my experience.

2/10/2007 1:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah home sweat home. We also got a big drawer off to the right. Make mine fwd athwart ship middle bunk please, or top failing that.

2/10/2007 6:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are there locks on the bedpans? Is this a new thing or a boomer thing? We didn't even have a lock hasp on our racks.

2/12/2007 3:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

search me. I don't recall locks but it's been 12 years.

2/22/2007 11:06 AM


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