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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Caption Fun!

Caption this photoshopped image of a Seawolf-class boat hanging ten!

While you're thinking of a good caption, check out this classic Rickover funny over at 'Phib's place.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/19/2010 7:38 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

What did you say the sea state was again?

12/19/2010 7:52 AM

Blogger Rubber Ducky said...

Goddam! It's the Kamehameha!

12/19/2010 7:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/19/2010 8:02 AM

Blogger Buck said...

Did you remember to clip in?

12/19/2010 8:17 AM

Blogger Ret ANAV said...

Duck...Whatcha mean? (I was ANAV on the KAM once upon a time)

My caption: We're gonna need a bigger boat.

12/19/2010 8:24 AM

Blogger Mike Golch said...

"...must been the right place but the wrong time..." from a song who's title I forgot.

12/19/2010 8:51 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Mike--that would be Dr. John. Song is in fact titled, "Right Place, Wrong Time"...

God am I getting old...

12/19/2010 9:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Standby for heavy rolls.

12/19/2010 9:18 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Reminds me when I was on the Buffalo"

12/19/2010 9:33 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

"Reminds me when I was on the Buffalo"

PACEX-89? When they tried to come up to PD in the middle of the typhoon? You'd think the OOD would have figured something out when we were doing 25 degree rolls at 150 feet...

12/19/2010 9:43 AM

Blogger MT1(SS)WidgetHead said...

I have two;

1. Hey Sir, this looks like a great time for a swim call.

2. Hey, surf's up boys! Stand by to deploy topside to tackle those stellar waves.

12/19/2010 10:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contact Coordinator (while scanning to port): "Dive, mark your depth..."

12/19/2010 10:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who let Kelsey Grammar take the con?"

12/19/2010 10:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

control, bridge, send the messenger to the bridge with foul weather gear...

12/19/2010 11:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

THREAD HIJACK! (BH - feel free to delete and start a separate thread)

RDML Board was week before last. Who are the favorites this year? In no particular order:
Bob Clark (USNA Commandant)?
John Tammen (N87)?
Chris Kaiser (N87)?
Ken Perry (Stavridis EA)?
Dave Kriete (CSL EA)?


12/19/2010 1:33 PM

Blogger Rubber Ducky said...

Ret ANAV: King Kam was probably the only dude we've named a boat after who could actually surf. Maybe L. Mendel Rivers, but I think he was better known for cross burning. No matter what the nukes say, Rickover was shit at surfing.

12/19/2010 1:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @1:33 - Kriete is the CSL COS, not EA. He is a good bet. Will be interesting to see how the CSP COS (Hankins) does.

12/19/2010 2:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Brits see this, we know what Astute's next sea trial disaster will likely be.


12/19/2010 2:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon @1:33 - Bob Burke? He's Pers42 now but was devron 12. Pretty good track record for both jobs.

12/19/2010 3:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/19/2010 4:36 PM

Anonymous ew-3 said...

looks like a surfEX

12/19/2010 6:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta be a fake, there's no MIP missing....

12/19/2010 7:42 PM

Blogger Nate said...

"Captain, Bridge, JA Sir."

12/19/2010 8:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Scope's taking hits"

12/20/2010 5:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I felt a bit nauseous looking at that. That must be like being stuck in a washing machine with an angry agitator.

Do subs normally feel the effects of rough seas? Or does submerging allow them to get under it?

12/20/2010 11:21 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1437, was the CSP COS (Hankins) ever Aide to ADM Zlatoper when he was CINCPACFLT? Just curious if it were the same guy...

12/20/2010 12:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an old Army Guy.
Now you Navy guys know what we mean when we say , "CHARLIE DON'T SURF!"
There's a fine line between smart and stupid:)

12/20/2010 4:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Army Guy again)

To the tune of that old song:

"He's gonna have Fun, Fun, Fun, til the Admiral takes his Bommer away."

Or, for Graf:

"She's gonna have Fun, Fun, Fun, til the Admiral takes the Cowpens away."

12/20/2010 5:03 PM

Anonymous Below Decks Watch said...

to anon @ 12/20/2010 11:21 AM:

you don't feel much wave action when submerged. but if you are submerged under a hurricane, no matter the depth, you will feel it. well, on the sea bottom you probably wouldn't, but we wouldn't want that to happen.

12/20/2010 5:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @12:38 - according to his bio, it's the same Hankins. You know him?

12/20/2010 5:36 PM

Anonymous snakepit said...

@Anon 503: is that bommer or boomer? Catchy song.

12/20/2010 6:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the star reenlistment song. Shall we sing?

12/20/2010 6:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great until you check the Wikipedia article and compare the photos.

Where's the shark and that helo?

12/20/2010 7:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, you mean this photo isn't real?

12/20/2010 7:20 PM

Blogger DDM said...

"Do subs normally feel the effects of rough seas? Or does submerging allow them to get under it?"

In the mid to late 80s, I did a patrol in the North Atlantic where we did slow, small rolls for about 30 days straight. It was miserable. Not enough to make anyone seasick, but enough that you felt the motion.

12/21/2010 4:43 AM

Blogger MG said...

Hey COB, watch this s***!!

12/21/2010 6:32 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roll, roll roll your boat
Gently in the curl.
Merrily, merrily merrily
As we all began to hurl.

Old chief from the dark ages

12/21/2010 10:14 AM

Blogger Rubber Ducky said...

Submerged rolls. Norwegian Sea north of Arctic Circle, three winters on FBM patrol with A-2s, Mk 80 FCS. Routine rolling 10 - 15 deg at patrol depth for much of the patrols. Acid test was ability to run static loop tests on all guidance capsules. Tests would fail on excessive roll, missile down, need three successive good tests to exonerate the missile and mark it good. FTs became adept at stepping and stopping MTRE during the tests to avoid higher rolls. A good FT could step a missile through without a roll failure nearly every time.

Other roll-associated problem up there was calibration of the Type 11 periscope, which required slowly circling under a star at PD. In typical Norwegian Sea winter sea-states this gave the diving party one hell of a workout as they trimmed for seas-ahead, seas on the beam, seas astern, etc. That and don't dunk the scope, don't broach, and it sure would be nice if the navigator could find a hole in the clouds that would persist for the entire calibration.

The A-2 missile was a bit of a dog, but it carried a warhead over 1 megaton and targeted zip codes. Effectively.

12/21/2010 10:18 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eventually, "doing more with less" caught up with the fleet.

12/21/2010 10:20 AM

Anonymous Below Decks Watch said...

"It didn't go well after she took the Conn for the first time."

12/21/2010 12:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On WESTPAC in the 80's, going under a typhoon on a 594 boat. Easy rolls at first because we were at 800ft. Next thing you know we ere sucked up to 300, pushed up/down a few times and then all the way to the roof and then back down to below 800ft. It was a wild ride and only lasted a few minutes.

Don't tell me that man can control mother nature, good or bad, because I have been there and have seen how insignificant man and his machines really are.

12/21/2010 1:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

...I have been there and have seen how insignificant man and his machines really are.

In the near future, an artificial intelligence network called Skynet will become self-aware and initiate a nuclear holocaust of mankind.

12/21/2010 1:30 PM

Anonymous Below Decks Watch said...

" insignificant man and his machines really are."

Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

12/21/2010 2:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a friend who saw this before I did ....

"Captain, I think we're a little too close to the beach."

12/21/2010 2:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. their showing the Posidean adventure again.

12/21/2010 4:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't we just watch the World Series of Surfing on Satellite TV?

12/21/2010 6:16 PM

Blogger Don the Baptist said...

Reminds me of the Ray Stevens song: "Surfin' USSR."

12/29/2010 9:16 PM

Anonymous Ella said...

It can't work in fact, that is exactly what I believe.

9/06/2012 12:36 PM


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