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Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy 111th Birthday, Submariners!

I'll be wearing my dolphins to work today in honor of the 111th Birthday of the U.S. Submarine Force. Happy Birthday, Submariners!


Blogger reddog said...

Whatever floats your boat. Sometimes it's good to connect with your past. Like the guy who wears his letterman's jacket to homecoming for years after he graduates. Like the guy who stays active in his frat his whole life.

I guess on a warm Summer day sometime I could drop a tab of Acid and wander around Point Reyes, collecting little shiny stones on the beach and exclaiming, Oh Wow, Man!. Nah!

4/11/2011 1:13 AM

Blogger chief torpedoman said...

Hey reddog, who peed in your wheaties today? You seem to be poking fun at Joel for wearing his dolphins to work. One of the main purposes of Joel's blog is to promote submarine awareness.

4/11/2011 5:39 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Don't worry about it, Chief--dog strikes me as the guy who burned all his uniforms on his way out the gate.

(Takes sip of "black and bitter" from boat coffee mug...)

4/11/2011 6:20 AM

Blogger hughmon said...

Yet despite his seming derision Mr. Reddog spends his time on Submarine blogs - a shrink could have a good time with that.

Happy Birthday o ye Brothers Of The Deep!

4/11/2011 9:40 AM

Anonymous Dardar the Submarian said...

Sounds like Mr Reddog has a case of the jealousies. Mayhap a disqual, or mayhap he is just a disgruntled outcast.

I, on the otherhand, second Hughmon's reverie - Happy Birthday, oh ye Brothers Of The Deep!

4/11/2011 11:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the lest we forget column yesterday was a sadder anniversary:

4/11/2011 1:01 PM

Blogger Vigilis said...

A rare U.S. submarine postcard from the early days raises a few questions.

The date 4-11-1900 is the "official date Holland's (SS-1) keel was laid, rather than the actual date (12-1986) it was laid as the Holland VI (not a commissioned US vessel. The Holland VI was launched 17 Nay 1987, three years before the Navy had a sub.

Confusing? Remember, Submarines are always silent and strange. (c) Juan Caruso- 2006

4/11/2011 1:47 PM

Blogger chief torpedoman said...

Good blurb about the Holland here:

Include a cutaway drawing plan.

4/11/2011 2:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also wore my Dolphins to work today.

But I'm in SOAC, and they are required. :)

Oh and I just found out that I will be the WEPS on good ship ALBANY.

Happy birthday, bubbleheads!

4/11/2011 7:25 PM

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4/12/2011 12:02 AM

Blogger MT1(SS)WidgetHead said...

That's pretty cool.

You guys who are retired should wear your dolphins. I saw quite a few today, and some even had their patrol pin on too. May God bless all Boomer Bitches past, present and future. Time permitting, perhaps the Almighty could also look after those Fast Attack Fags as well. What a fun day, I always like hearing nasty sea stories from the old guys in our shops. Today was pretty cool.

4/12/2011 1:30 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, you just wish you were on a real submarine.

4/12/2011 11:15 PM

Blogger MT1(SS)WidgetHead said...

Well, once I finish my shore tour, I might get to be on a real submarine (as apposed to a fake one) for a second sea tour close to the end of July. With all kinds of new & fun toys to play with, I'm fairly certain that SSGN will feel quite real to me.

4/12/2011 11:36 PM

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got dolphins tattooed on my left forearm back in 1965. I wear my dolphins EVERY DAY.

4/13/2011 9:49 AM

Anonymous mydickyourmouth said...

Why not wear the blue ribbon you got from your fifth grade spelling bee, too? Or maybe your boy scout fudgepacking patch? Fucking gay...move on with your life. None of your current co-workers gives a shit that you were a field-day supervisor.

4/14/2011 9:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trolls gonna troll....

4/15/2011 6:58 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Okay, who let the jarhead in?

4/15/2011 7:55 AM

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