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Today, April 11 is the 121st U.S. Submarine Force Birthday!

lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,638
edited April 11 in EggHead Forum
I will raise a glass (or more) as I am no longer running submerged and undetected.  
Submarines once!
Stay healthy and safe out there.
Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!


  • RockyTopDWRockyTopDW Posts: 336
    I’ll raise one with you!  

    Submarines once! Submarines twice!
    Holy jumping Jesus Christ!
    We are submariners!
    Who the F are you?

    i left most of the lines out since they are rough around the edges.

    TM3/SS   USS Hyman G Rickover SSN709. (1991-1995)
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,337
    Wow!! They're just a wee bit older than you are, Cap! 

    I kid, I kid =) Will  make it a point to raise a glass to the force, and you, tonight.

    Thank you, Frank.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,312
    A toast indeed to those who are known as the world’s elite, and protecting us as we sleep.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,604
    edited April 11

    I hope those of you in the know paused a moment yesterday to reflect on the anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher. 

    EDIT: Out of this tragedy was born the SUBSAFE program, designed to ensure all systems exposed to sea pressure remain intact, and to ensure systems necessary for recovery from flooding remain operational. So this means that a seawater valve can be traced from the raw materials, smelting, manufacturing, etc until it is installed in to a SUBSAFE boundary, to ensure that all quality standards are met and maintained throughout the entire life cycle of that component.
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • GIG_SmokerGIG_Smoker Posts: 16
    Raising my glass
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,666
    Cheers Cap
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • IkeIke Posts: 171
    Cheers Cap!  I was on the USS Saratoga (VA 37) on a Med cruise in the summers of 70 & 71, and while in port got to tour a sub.  You guys had a lot of well deserved neat benefits that we didn't have.  It would take an exceptional person to serve under those circumstances.  Definitely earned my respect! Without a doubt you earned what you recieved.
    Owensboro, KY.  First Eggin' 4/12/08.  Large, small, 22" Blackstone and lotsa goodies.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,337
    Promised to raise a glass in your, and your comrades’, honor... I may have lost count of how many glasses were eventually raised...

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • KayakKayak Posts: 460
    I can accept you guys play with boats, since my brother made the same mistake. This shipboard sailor will raise a toast!


    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • CodfishCodfish Posts: 35
    Thanks,all very brave men. codfish
  • KayakKayak Posts: 460
    Time for a submarine story! I wasn't even in one, but my brother was.

    Toodling along in the North Atlantic one day, trying to be the bottom, my brother was woken from a sound sleep in his rack by the boat angling up an alarming degree, and red emergency lights flashing, sirens, etc... Surfacing like the Seaview, the crew soon learned that they had rammed an undersea mount, and seriously b!tched up the sub. When the British towed them back in to Holy Loch, the Captain, XO, and Navigator all got escorted off to the ends of the careers. Seems someone drew a line right across that little mount on the chart, and no one noticed.

    The sub was irreparable, and sent to the breakers. Shortened his enlistment six months, too.


    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

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