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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anatomy of a Sub

Checking out the new "Share" functionality on YouTube for Blogger.

Update 0956 15 Jan: It looks like it works pretty well. Here's another video from the Navy, featuring a tour of USS Texas (SSN 775). It bothers me that the officer who's narrating the tour pronounces Submariner as "sub-MARE-in-er" ("less than a Mariner") instead of the correct (non-Brit) pronunciation "sub-mar-EEN-er"; I assume they'll fix that before he gets his fish:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we used to say back in the day, two screws are better than one.

1/15/2011 10:16 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the NUPOC video - I recognized Lee Hankins (CSP COS) and Bob Roncska (CO, USS TEXAS) - who was the O-5 in khakis? Need to tell him that NUPOC is Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate, not Nuclear Proplusion Officer Corps. Otherwise the USNA and ROTC nuclear accessions would be included too.

1/15/2011 11:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the TEXAS video, when he says "everything's bigger in Texas" why does he put his hands on his crotch?

1/15/2011 11:06 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Huh--surprised they didn't put any of the "field day hiding spaces" like the catacombs between the TG's and the "bridal suite" above the mains as part of the tour.

1/15/2011 12:33 PM

Anonymous MentalJim said...

I prefer sub-mare-in-er. Always thought sub-mah-REEN-er sounded dumb.

1/15/2011 12:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude'll be a fun OOD if the other wardroom jackasses don't beat it out of him first.

1/15/2011 9:54 PM

Blogger ex-768 ENG said...

Watching the TEXAS video felt like I was watching the submarine edition of MTV Cribs...

1/16/2011 11:32 AM

Anonymous STS2 said...

Fuck this nub and his diver pin, everyone I ever knew who embroidered their diver pins on their poopie suits were raging assholes. I like sub-mar-EEN-er, the other way sounds stupid.

Note: The officers head has no urinal, since the officers generally have to squat to pee anyway.....

1/18/2011 7:39 AM

Anonymous ET3 CJ said...

Less than a mariner?
How about less than a marine?

Bah, the pronunciation wars over "submariner" almost make me want to go surface. It feels like being required to say "ain't" instead of "isn't."

I have taken to avoiding the term entirely, saying things like "submarine sailor."

1/18/2011 9:44 AM

Anonymous STSC said...

I thought it was a pretty good clip. The tour guide did a good job for an off-the cuff under the spotlight & camera situation.

1/18/2011 9:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, so is it a bad idea to wear your dive pin before you get your dolphins?

1/18/2011 7:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to Go off topic, but another one bites the dust... COB of Louisville axed.... Ouch

1/19/2011 8:10 AM

Anonymous LT L said...

@1916 - It kinda labels you a diggit or a douchebag before you even open your mouth.


1/19/2011 8:13 AM

Anonymous LT L said...


COB at the 14 year point?! What detailer/community manager thought that was a good idea?


1/19/2011 8:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one thing that I took away from this video that was spot on true: A sonarman in the rack in port during normal working hours. Some things will NEVER change.

1/19/2011 9:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@LT L:

COB at 14 year point could be due to a shortage in senior enlisted leadership in the sub force. At least, that's how it looks from my perspective. Boats are scrambling for EDMC's and COBs. I know one Master Chief rotating back for his third EDMC tour because there aren't enough qualified people to fill the role.

Just a thought there.... I could be wrong.

1/19/2011 11:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

USS Louisville's COB was a Yeoman. That's probably not a good pick independent of the number of years of service.

The "loss of confidence" tag frequently translates to something sexually based. With a Yeoman--would would've thought that?

1/19/2011 11:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can confirm, not sexually based. If you don't know, don't assume. Can't say more than that.

1/19/2011 12:04 PM

Anonymous T said...


I always preferred the terms "Warriors Of The Deep", "Underwater Spartans", or "America's Heroes"

1/20/2011 7:56 PM

Anonymous PortTackStart said...

Just saw the vid, he's an '07 grad. Unless he's changed, his douchiness is low...all indications to the contrary.

1/23/2011 8:14 PM

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1/25/2011 8:32 AM

Anonymous Dave said...

"SUB-mareener" is the correct pronunciation, you bloody yank.

2/10/2011 9:16 AM

Anonymous Wendi said...

So, I don't actually suppose this may have success.

9/06/2012 11:56 AM

Anonymous Esther said...

Very worthwhile info, lots of thanks for your article.

9/08/2012 1:51 PM


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