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Thursday, February 05, 2009

New "Hey, Shipwreck" Video

The 7th episode of Season 2 of the submarine-themed space video series "Hey, Shipwreck" has been posted over at TubeDaze. Here it is:


Blogger Mark said...

Yeah middie ops that last the 10 days before ORSE are also not that great for anyone. Including the middies.

2/05/2009 11:21 AM

Blogger Lou said...

I've experienced both types of middie ops. The first one was our final patrol out of Holy Loch and got a port visit in Barbados out of the deal. I believe that 4 out of 5 got qualified. The second middie ops was a entire week in and out of Charleston. The only good part of that was that I was the Bridge JA phone talker for the maneuvering watches.

2/05/2009 4:35 PM

Anonymous short said...

If there was one thing that made up for such a crappy underway objective, it was messing with them. Some of my favorites were:

- Telling one that he had a phone call from home in Control while underway/submerged.
- Convincing the homophobic ones that half the boat was gay.
- TDU weights in the rack pan trick. Serves them right for hogging all the racks onboard.
- Running up to one while they're asleep wearing a EAB, waking them up shouting, "I found another one and I think he's alive!!!"


2/06/2009 2:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On my middie cruise I spent most of my non-rack time either with my running mate, a first class A-ganger, or in maneuvering. I turns out that is where most of the bull shitting went on.

2/06/2009 5:48 PM

Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

Hmmm. Strange that in the past he wasn't anti-recruiting. Good thing he had that tour!

2/07/2009 2:40 AM

Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

Oh, I forgot to mention my middie story from my BN XO days.
Wake up at 2200. Take CDO for the drive into Norfolk. Station maneuvering watch and wake CO at 0600. Go in, get mids, head out at 0900. Find edge of gulf stream, conduct swim call. If females in group, ogle swim call. Conduct tour, go to bed. Up at 2200 for CDO. Conduct tours next day. Surface, go to bed. Wake at 2200 for inbound transit.

Repeat for 2 weeks. SUCKS. Oh, and definitely no sliding in MC 3rd.

2/07/2009 2:44 AM

Blogger Chap said...

Most entertaining mid I've seen was the guy who reluctantly got convinced to go on an underway by his LT at the ROTC unit...and we got suddenly got tapped for an op. So this kid was now on for (a long time period) doing an op, and he wanted to go jets...and by about week three he had posted himself permanently in the rack, moaning and muttering, in utter and total misery.

One middie run I worked the pants off some good fellas. I used a group of them to do charts, pushing them hard, helping them on their quals as the mid coordination officer wanted, getting them working as part of ship's company...and they *loved* it.

And on another run we had a group of Academy guys who sat around the wardroom and whinged about "I can't wait until I get out of the Navy". This from *midshipmen*. Oh, did that start the fun going...

2/07/2009 8:06 AM

Blogger nerefir said...

That video was deleted due to audio issues. New video is here:

2/07/2009 8:16 PM

Anonymous ew-3 said...

On my last cruise out of Norfolk we had a bunch of middies. It was a 2PM departure for some reason, so me and another EW-3 went over to the club at lunch for beers and burgers and to watch the topless dancers.
After we had our share of those we headed back to the ship and headed to CIC to hang out by the WLR-1. On the way we picked up some cans of sardines at the ships store and while getting underway open them up and started eating, much to the delight of the two middies watching a scope. Both had their heads in a bag within 20 minutes of the bridge ;)

2/09/2009 12:32 PM

Anonymous ex-ET nuke said...

I have created a Facebook Group for a Hey, Shipwreck! fan club. If you're a Facebook member, please come on over and check it out. I let Pat know, so hopefully I can work with him to cross post pics and vids.

2/12/2009 1:38 AM

Anonymous Douches said...

Two middie ops experiences come to mind. Prior to the first, the XO had a party at his home. Since they weren't going anywhere else and the duty van was going to pick them up anyway, he figured it'd be okay to let the minors drink. The evening ended with the remaining ones advertising their love for the Navy submarine force to anyone in Lani Kai still awake at midnight, one nearly falling off the lanai, and one "discharging san one" off the same lanai.

The second one was underway during "Middie Olympics" when we forgot to familiarize them with the weight of portable submersible pumps prior to dropping one down to AMR and severing part of one mid's finger.

2/14/2009 10:01 AM


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