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Sunday, November 27, 2011

RC Submarines

A reader sends in a link to a video of the shakedown cruise of his newest radio-controlled submarine, modeled on USS Virginia (SSN 774):

Do you have any submarine-related hobbies?


Blogger Don the Baptist said...


11/27/2011 10:53 PM

Anonymous 3383 said...

No submarine related hobbies.

I first saw RC submarines during the Mare Island closing ceremonies. We were wandering around, checking things out, and entered what turned out to be the indoor pool. And it must have been hosting an RC subconvention, there were so many (plus one "target").

Now I know what happens upon signal loss, assuming a slight positive bouyancy.

11/28/2011 12:12 AM

Anonymous All Fire Controllmen said...

"Do you have any submarine-related hobbies?"

I still try and suck at least one dick a week.

11/28/2011 6:11 AM

Blogger Ross Kline said...

Alpha Trials complete.

And Joel - NO BROOM!!!

11/28/2011 6:34 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Submarine related hobbies:

Every once in a while I take apart my clothes dryer for no apparent reason. It was working properly before, but I just needed to waste several hours doing nothing of any importance.

11/28/2011 7:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still try and suck at least one dick a week.

Hahahaha awesome. I expected a comment like this to be the first one, but third is still cool.

11/28/2011 8:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Yokosuka DryDock on YouTube. These guys are doing some crazy stuff with underwater R/C.

Ken in Yoko.

11/28/2011 2:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel, I know it's the holidays but I also note that you shot a flare a couple of months back with regards to your future as a blogger. Posting is getting light and we all probably sense that this experiment may have run its course for you.

Do you, or anyone, have thoughts on life after TSSBP? Anyone thought of a SailorBob like forum maybe or some other unofficial (and even moderated!) submarine forum?

Hope you and yours are well!

11/28/2011 3:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do you have any submarine-related hobbies?"

Besides beating off?

11/28/2011 9:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three words:




11/28/2011 9:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading this blog... And SUBVETS!

11/28/2011 9:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I play a number of minature war games that involve submarines of one kind or another. Some are histroical, like the WW II game I play, while others are a bit more fanciful:

Of course, I expect the amount of time I have for this hobby to drop dramatically once I hit SOAC next year!

11/29/2011 6:37 AM

Blogger tennvol said...

I have someone wake me up every two hours to sign a useless piece of paperwork...

11/29/2011 1:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tennvol, tennvol, hey tennvol, wake up! I got a stack of leave chits that are ready for you, CRA wants me to remind you that you got a primary to monitor in twenty minutes, and I have a stack of 200 manila tags for you to sign per the post-drill critique TSO that all EAB manifold isolation valves have to be verified open. I figured since you're already up you could sign those, too."

11/29/2011 2:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cook sliders for lunch on Saturdays after waking everyone in my family (after a security violation...of course) to field day the entire house and garage. I'm very encouraged now that women are allowed on submarines. I let my wife play Captain as I stand dive and dip the scope.

11/29/2011 5:27 PM

Anonymous Veemann said...

When I am driving around town with the family I randomly shift the car ventilation system from outside to inside and announce in a loud voice "recirculate." At some other random time I shift back and announce "surface ventilate." When using a Kuerig I insert the K cup, close it, and announce "set," then I put my finger on the brew button and announce "stand by" and when I push the brew button I announce "shoot."

11/29/2011 6:17 PM

Blogger ThunderChief said...

Looks like he needs a floating wire, or is it just me?

11/30/2011 1:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do SVM on any and all valves in the house.

11/30/2011 6:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tag out my ignition to change the oil.

11/30/2011 8:11 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

While watching movies, I've been known to randomly yell out "Hit her in the shitter!!!".

11/30/2011 10:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep hearing people say "if you're not cheating, you're not trying."

washington Post: Navy Insector General

11/30/2011 5:06 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd. The Washington Post moved the article. Navy Times has it:

Navy Times

11/30/2011 5:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheating? Whatever. Happens a lot now and has happened a lot in the past. It's more of a game (challenge) now.

Been there, doing it now.

11/30/2011 5:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anon @ 11/30/2011 5:44 pm

Be warned. You could be one of the next sacrifices to these "isolated" events.

12/01/2011 8:42 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off-topic from RC submarines, but the Virginia-Pilot published more info today about the Ponce CO/XO relief back in April. Link

12/01/2011 10:26 AM

Anonymous Jay said...

I read the Ponce Report. I'll bet that the XO was hamstrung by (external) leadership from correcting her behavior and was told to "shut up and color" so CDR Jones could be promoted.

12/01/2011 12:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first group of female officers completed training and were assigned to submarines last month. While some male submariners may look forward to inevitable sexual lapses, most hope the female attorney here will be exceptional among highly educated females.

12/01/2011 4:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I try to make everyday tasks as complicated as possible and never do anything the same way twice.

12/01/2011 8:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

With respect to the opinion that "Posting is getting light and we all probably sense that this experiment may have run its course for you." . . .

I appreciate the fact that you don't post every one of your random thoughts and keep the postings meaningful. Sparse or not, keep it up.

12/02/2011 5:51 AM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Deleted a spamment. As far as posting getting light, I'll admit that I haven't been into it as much lately. I've pretty much posted all my non-classified sea stories, and there hasn't been much submarine-related content in the news lately. I'm going to start posting my political stuff on a new group blog starting Monday, which could get me more interested in blogging. In the meantime, we have a good community here that I'd like to keep active for any big submarine stories; one of my initial goals in starting TSSBP was having a place to correct errors that get put out by the media whenever submarines make the news. As long as submarine news is slow, I plan on continuing to post weekly, and figure that would serve as an "open post" for commenters to talk among themselves.

12/02/2011 9:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

PCU MISSISSIPPI (SSN 782) Christens tomorrow - live streaming will be here:

12/02/2011 9:32 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what would happen if the Ship's Sponsor decided to name her something else?

Like, "I christen thee...POTATOES!"

12/02/2011 11:38 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Post my kids in their beds and use their dressers to hold them in place.

Come up with creative and disgusting names for dinners, like calling lasagna "afterbirth on a noodle" or worse.

Have the mother-in-law read the paper to me at 5:30 every morning just before pull apart the DVD player "just to see if it would break."

Have the kids stand front door watch and make sure anyone who tries to get in is on the access list.

12/05/2011 10:59 AM

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