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Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Video From Inside The Picture

Those of you who check out the pictures at the Navy NewsStand may remember this picture from the 2006 Annualex:

The two submarines in front (where submarines always seem to be in these group pictures) are USS Asheville (SSN 758) and USS Seawolf (SSN 21). For "the rest of the story", check out this video shot through the periscope of USS Asheville:


Blogger Tablebread said...

Hey the Asheville!!! That's my boat!!!! Boy I bet it sucked doing the work up for this!!!


We used to always joke about how our namesake had the highest gay per capita ration in the Nation. During my 5 yr tour we had 2 SK's and an MS come out of the closet.

Too funny to see them here.

1/24/2008 12:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you were saying that skimmers suck! Sorry couldn't resist that one.

1/24/2008 1:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lewis - by closet do you mean the SK shack?

All I see are targets.

1/24/2008 1:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't 'the closet' and 'the SK shack' the same ;)

1/24/2008 2:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A former shipmate of mine is currently the FTC on that boat (asheville). Great boat - great FT gang. I taught them combat system ops last summer - by proxy, truth be told. I taught it to the SLC MTT, who taught it a week later to the boat at SLC SD.

1/24/2008 5:28 PM

Blogger Zoe Brain said...

Hmmmm.... targets.....

And while we're talking about de-closeting, I'll have to mention the large numbers of transsexual women who are bubbleheads.

Technically, I'm Intersexed rather than Transsexual, as my "sex-change" was 80% natural, but close enough. I answer to both.

1/27/2008 1:38 AM

Blogger Tablebread said...

well if Zoe isn't a Nuc my money's on ST or FT ;) (cooks and SK's aren't Tranny's they're closet cases - get it? hehehe)

1/27/2008 8:28 AM

Blogger Chap said...

I have been on both sides of a PHOTOEX, and when you plan one you have to consider:

--Boats don't tend to do formation steaming. They don't generally know their corpen from a hole in the ground until they find their FXP/AXP manual and get up to speed.
--Boats think 3000 yards is close for normal steaming; they never UNREP. They need to be much closer for a long time and turn and suchlike.
--Shoes have this, uh, thing about being studly when it comes to steaming in formation.
--Task forces usually get the boat for really short periods of time and the boats rarely are actually still participating in the exercise when the PHOTOEX comes about.
--Boats look *really tiny* in a photo.

So what happens a lot of the time is that the boats become the guide in the front, or the middle. That way the units are either easily removable in the event the parent squdron calls up and say they'd rather do ORSE workup drills--seen that happen, I have--or more controllable when the surface ships are gallivanting around in strange sector changes and whatnot.

Here's the Mighty Kam in exercise TANDEM THRUST 2001 near the Great Barrier Reef. She's in the back of the photo. It's from this archive. We were going ludicrous speed just to keep up--it was one of those things where we popped up as son as one event ended and as soon as the helo says they have the image we're off like a shot to the next event. Where's Kam? You have to squint...

1/27/2008 5:12 PM

Blogger Zoe Brain said...

Tablebread - neither, I'm a scumbag contractor, not entitled to wear Dolphins, but who sometimes works on Donks.

I'd love to see how the ISUS-90 and CSU-90 systems worked on the SSKs exercising with the USN. Some of my work.

As for closets - I was lucky you didn't make remarks about goat lockers.

Here's something that's NSTRH:

TS people going either way usually get about a 10-15 year reduction in apparent age. So a 40 year old woman can appear in her late 20's.

There's plenty of times a woman has been cracked on to by Lts JG and the like, trying to impress her with salty nautical tales of derring-do. When she had more war patrols than they'd had hot feeds. It's difficult not to laugh, to bill and coo, and pretend you don't know a trim tank from a torpedo tube.

Most TS women are "stealth", concealing their past in an effort to lead a normal life. Some aren't though.

1/28/2008 10:54 PM

Blogger Zoe Brain said...

One of the few accounts on the web:

n my opinion, one is never done with this process. We are saddled with a basic insecurity, and a past we often dare not discuss. The question "Do they know?" is never far from the front of my mind, although I know that is foolishness on my part. I had a date the other night with a guy who once hitched a ride on a submarine when he was in the Navy, and he proceeded to tell me all about it. I spent three years on the damn things, and found myself biting my tongue on more than one occasion. My point is that you simply must change. Normal life is an evolving process, so change is nothing new to anyone alive.

1/29/2008 8:33 AM

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