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Friday, May 21, 2010

Miss Louisiana USA Visits USS Alexandria

USS Alexandria (SSN 757) was visited by the reigning Miss Louisiana USA, Sara Brooks, earlier this week before leaving on deployment today. As this post is clearly useless without pictures, here's a shot of Miss Brooks giving the order to "Prepare to snorkel" (seriously):

I guess the restriction on non-qualified visitors to submarines operating equipment put in place after the Greeneville - Ehime Maru collision has been rescinded. I always appreciated having celebrities come down to the boat to raise the crew's morale, and I'm sure the crew of the Alexandria appreciated it too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always appreciated having celebrities come down to the boat to raise the crew's morale, and I'm sure the crew of the Alexandria appreciated it too.

I do hope that comment was sarcastic. EVERYONE I was on the boat with hated that kind of crap - it was nothing more than another reason for extended field days - as if they needed another one.

5/21/2010 7:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually she was late coming to visit, so most of them left to go home.

also, it was a *paid* visit. Something about "building more of a bond" with Louisiana.

5/21/2010 7:29 PM

Blogger SJV said...

I heard she was dating one of the Nuke EM's. It was too bad he was the SRO for the entire visit! ; )

5/21/2010 9:00 PM

Blogger SJV said...

Oh, and it must have been very harrowing to have all those invisible guys in the camo dungarees sneaking up on her and....saying "hello".

5/21/2010 9:02 PM

Anonymous mark/MM1(ss) said...

I can hear Beavis and Butthead now - "heh..hehheh.. didja hear that? she said, 'Prepare to snorkel'..heh..hehheh"

5/21/2010 9:36 PM

Blogger Old Salt said...

I think that rule applies to boats underway, not in port.

We had one day where there were many tour groups of 5th grade kids coming through one Saturday, so during lunch, some nuc put a sign on the mess decks that said "Don't feed the squids" We thought it was funny, but the DCPO was not as amused.

5/22/2010 1:25 AM

Blogger Old Man from the Sea said...

Nice to see Gene Doyle taking his boat back out to go about the nation's business.

I recall some years ago one LTjg Doyle wearing cowboy boots as EOOW and singing the Kansas Jayhawks fight song...

5/22/2010 4:14 AM

Anonymous anonobob said...

Did she have to leave the boat while it was snorkeling and get diesel juice all over her?

Too bad she couldn't stay for the entire deployment as part of the women on subs deal.

5/22/2010 8:20 AM

Anonymous Retired ANAV said...

I would eat the corn out of her shit!

That said, "prepare to snorkel" is a classic. Oh yea, that will make all the unauthorized log books and be jokes for a long time cumming.

Let's face the facts, submariners, although they work with nuclear reactors, take care of nuclear weapons, work on equipment that costs hundreds if not millions of dollars, are too inmature. The public and apparently our chain of command have no concept of the reality aboard a submarine.

We are a true boys club where anything goes and our antics would displease most outsiders. We make our "torture" techniques of terrorists look like a girl scout party.

We like to have fun, plain and simple. It sucks to be on a submarine. The work sucks, the hours suck and sometimes the people suck. But, we still do it with a minimal amount of complaints and do it well. And to get ourselves through the ordeal, with do it with gross humor.

Look at the Nebraska kid who hung himself in MC2L on the pipes running along his rack...we made humor out of that to get through it.

A guys mother died and to lighten him up I asked what she looked like, he said pale and that's funny!

So for you cute little sweethearts cumming to join our ranks, you need to adapt to us, not the other way around. If you work hard, become part of the group and actually learn something, you will do well. If not, well then you don't belong there and hopefully you or someone senior will recognize that and get you off before you get someone killed.

I know the PC police will object of course but come on, tell me "pale and stiff" or "prepare to snorkel" is not funny?!

5/22/2010 11:51 AM

Blogger T said...

I don't think the women will be forced to adapt. 95% of the ladies probably will adapt, be cool, and get along fine, but like the one guy who gets upset about tube girls, that other 5% is going to ruin everything for everybody.

5/22/2010 12:09 PM

Anonymous YNC(SS), USN, Retired said...

Now there is one very pretty young lady.

5/22/2010 6:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired ANAV = dumbass

5/23/2010 7:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like retired ANAV has actually been on a submarine...pretty much spot-on with the four boats I served on. Although inmature is not the word I would have chosen, mature definately doesn't fit either.

Anyway, we had a YN1 who was as queer as a three dollar bill who used to say 'Prepare to snorkel" with the slightest of lisp. It always got giggles from around the boat. Even the CO would smile. His attraction to men was so well known that even the Commodore cracked a little smile on the conn one day. Everyone knew that YN1 was just a breath away from saying "come on boys, lets snorkel and get this party started" over the 1MC.

Great guy who would stand DCPO, take care of your pay problems, and was great to go on liberty with because he could gather the girls around. Last I saw afeter he made Chief was that he was medically retired for some unknown reason (obvious rumors of course) and have lost track of him. Hopefully he still alive.

So yes, I can't wait to hear the ladies on the 1MC!

5/23/2010 10:55 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to send a nub fem-bot to the engine room and blow the DCA. Except this just might happen!

5/23/2010 12:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the IC manual will have to change. We cannot "Man" anything; Battlestations, hose teams, announcing the injured man in Torpedo Room, SPM man the JA, detailing of "10 man working parties", etc.
OH THE HORROR!!! Thank God...20 years put I'm out!

5/23/2010 1:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see from the pictures that the CO and XO haven't missed a meal in quite some time.

5/23/2010 3:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the link to the photos of her pulling out of port: Are those authorized harnesses? I seemed to remember a bunch of safety messages saying they weren't but I have been away from it for a year or so, maybe it changed.

5/24/2010 3:02 PM

Blogger Lou said...

I can hear Beavis and Butthead now - "heh..hehheh.. didja hear that? she said, 'Prepare to snorkel'..heh..hehheh"

I knew a MM1 on the 626 that did a really good good Bevis, he would have been all over that. Someone dared him to do his 2MC announcements as Bevis while standing EDO during Mids. Sadly, he didn't do it...

5/24/2010 7:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to bury my sausage in her tight bunghole

5/26/2010 10:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired ANAV's post @ 5/22 11:51 is the first post I have seen in a while that actually tells some truth about submariners, BZ!

These new officers are coming to submarines as NUBS, nothing more, nothing less.

5/27/2010 6:56 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't she the same stripper on the news? Wow that sure brought up the moral of the boat?

5/28/2010 2:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the sro really? I thought he was gay?Maybe she came to see the new Nuke chief?

5/28/2010 2:57 PM


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