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Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Submarine Force

On April 11, 1900, the U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USS Holland (SS 1); this date marks the official "birthday" of the Submarine Force. On the 108th anniversary of this historic day, I wish all Submariners a "Happy Birthday"!

In celebration of the Submarine Force's Birthday, it looks like N87 accelerated the posting of new issues of Undersea Warfare Magazine; a scant 2 1/2 months after posting their Spring 2007 issue, the Summer 2007 issue is now up -- albeit with crappier HTML. Don't you just love collateral duties?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another milestone in the "sucky places to work" tradition that made our country great.

4/12/2008 1:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Free The Nucs,

What does your comment mean and what's your point?
Are you stating your opinion that serving on a submarine sucks?
Are you stating that "Our country" has a tradition sucky places to work?
Are you an American citizen? If you are, are you implying that our country is less than great?
From what are you wanting to free the nucs?
What type of nucs are you wanting to free? Weapons? Reactors? Nuclear engineers?


4/14/2008 11:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not many posts lately. Are you having difficulty recovering from last week's KU victory?

4/14/2008 11:14 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Birdie;

Here are the answers to your questions, in order. Enjoy!

(1) It means working on a sub is sucky. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

(2) Yes. Though it's better than going to sea on a skimmer.

(3) You betcha! Coal mines, slaughterhouses, sweatshops, and the engineroom of a submarine.

(4) Yes, but non-US citizens are also allowed to have opinions, so this is N/A.

(5) If *I* say a country has a tradition of treating blue collar workers like crap, and *you* somehow draw the conclusion that said country must be less than great, I applaud your geopolitical insight.

(6) Not to put too fine a point on it, but I wish to free the nucs from the crappy job the "volunteered" for. FreeTheNucs!

(7) The non-coner type nucs.

(8) Weapons would be "nukes".

(9) No one refers to nuclear power plants as "nucs", though it is often used as an adjective to describe a type of boat (i.e., nuc boat). If I wanted to free the "nuc boats", my initials would be "FTNB", which is no where near as catchy.

(10) Like #9, nuclear engineers don't normally refer to themselves as "nucs", other than in the larger context of "people working in the naval nuclear engineering field".. But those dumb enough to get a four year engineering degree and still go to work for the navy in some capacity should be freed as well.


4/14/2008 11:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said. Nuf said.


11/10/2011 6:16 AM

Anonymous Proud Bubblehead said...

Last time i checked Nuc...nobody drafted you or put a gun to your head to join!

4/11/2014 5:03 AM


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