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Friday, July 01, 2011

USS San Francisco DV Embark

USS San Francisco (SSN 711) took a group of educators and community leaders out for a day trip last month; here's the video:

It looks like whatever prohibitions against DVs operating ship's equipment, at least in the Torpedo Room, have gone by the wayside.


Anonymous Veemann said...

For a true submarine experience in operating ship's equipment, they should have blown sans or shot the TDU. Some of those DVs looked a little nervous as the ship was changing depth.

7/01/2011 2:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a civilian volunteer, I spent a week underway on a SSN training the MSs (now CSs). The day before I got on the boat, the order came down that no more civilians could 'dive the boat' because of the Greenville incident. My highlight was riding in and out of Pearl on the bridge and getting a ride from the boat to shore on a SEAL RHIB boat.

7/01/2011 2:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see the San Francisco up and around again. Was on her during the bow replacement and it was not pretty. Hooyah 711!

7/01/2011 5:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only thing pretty about the yards: the view from the bridge when the whistle sounds one long blast...

7/01/2011 7:21 PM

Blogger Mike Golch said...

thanks for sharing this.I wonder if my military experiance would have been better if I had gone in the Navy (especially if I could have n been serving aboard a sub) instead of the USAF.

7/01/2011 7:35 PM

Anonymous Cupojoe said...

Fluckey could have been at the helm of Greeneville and it wouldn't have made a difference, btw. That inciden had nothing to do with the DVs on board

7/01/2011 7:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

The only ship's equipment I saw being operated by the DVs was the periscope and the water slugs, which we did all the time when I was on a fast attack from '07 to '10.

7/01/2011 8:12 PM

Blogger Liza B. Gonzalez said...

Nice to see positive PR for the Sub force. God Knows we need it! Great Post!

7/01/2011 11:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice the chick wearing NSU's that had an unauthorized backpack at the beginning of the clip?

Awesome that the sub fleet is getting good PR. It doesn't come out enough, and the force needs stuff like this.

7/02/2011 7:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a typical DV cruise. Good video!

7/03/2011 7:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see my old ship got another DV cruise...presumably, this is to celebrate the ship's recent return from her first deployment since the grounding in 2005.

As for operating equipment, I was still on board her when we did family and DV cruises back in the spring of 2010, and the same restictions on equipment applied; the visitors could use the heads, fire water slugs, and operate one of the scopes on the surface, but that was about it. My wife really got a kick out of operating the periscope...

7/05/2011 6:17 AM

Blogger Buck said...

I was aboard a tiger cruise a few years ago and we didn't operate ship's equipment. Being on the bridge was a memorable moment, as were angles & dangles but by far the thing I treasure most was midrats with my son the nuke MM.

Thank you for having me!

7/05/2011 10:38 AM

Blogger a_former_elt_2jv said...

It's already been 10 years since Greeneville. It's not like history ever repeats or anything.

7/05/2011 5:34 PM

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10/30/2011 10:06 AM

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