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Old 05-22-2010, 03:42 PM
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I know there are a few of you on here. Here are a few pics my brother just put online from a cruise he made on HMS Turbulent to the North Pole in 1988. They met up with HMS Superb. Also a flyover by a RAF plane while they were there.








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Old 05-22-2010, 04:37 PM
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Pretty wild
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:13 PM
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Cool pics!

Did the US Navy have to come save the brits there too?
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Weird... having some trouble with the mooring lines it seems. :-)
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Weird... having some trouble with the mooring lines it seems. :-)
Or it could be the two boat's teams in Tug O' War!

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Hmmm that looks like where a buddy of mine and I winter camped two winters back when my tent got tore apart by a polar bear....with ME in it!
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Well I did refit and refuel the USS Tunisia, and at the same time we saw the last days of the first fast attact, The USS SHARK. Very sad, had a zippo lighted of both, can't find them now. May they rest in piece!!!1
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Cool pictures. I spent a few patrols on the USS Nathan Hale, and decommissioning. Never went there though! You know, I could tell you, but I'd have to ...
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I am lucky, my son's boat the Alaska SSBN 732 us having a tiger cruise in the summer. My name was picked from the hat and I will get to stay three days and nights on the sub. My son says they will have me stand watch in the galley. He said the captain was smart enough not to give me access to the missles
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I am lucky, my son's boat the Alaska SSBN 732 us having a tiger cruise in the summer. My name was picked from the hat and I will get to stay three days and nights on the sub. My son says they will have me stand watch in the galley. He said the captain was smart enough not to give me access to the missles
Reminds me of a story when I was living in Clearwater.

His sub was doing exercises with US surface ships south east of the Carribbean. After which they came into Port Canaveral. He invited me and anyone who wanted to come along for a tour.

So I rounded up a group that I worked with. We had a great tour, saw the torp room (with hammocks strung above them since more crew than room for wanted to do the pre-Chrismas tour to Florida), sleeping quarters (top bunk is about 10 inches above your face, did a practice with the escape air masks (he says it is more to make the crew feel good, at the level they cruise at no one is getting up and if they do they die with the bends anyway)!

Then he asked everyone to stay in the mess while he took me back to the power room. He had to apologize to everyone but he said that, since it was a British vessel he could only get permission from the "boss" to take any British back.

We went to a big steel door, opened it and walked through, closed it behind us, and he opened a second heavy steel door. Right inside that was a thick glass plate in the deck. He had me look down on the nucleur power plant. He then opened a cupboard and showed me the protective "spacesuit" he had to wear when he went down there. Then we went into the command room and it looked like a miniture shore power station control room, with tracking status lights for power etc.

Pretty interesting stuff. But I have to tell you, not a life for me.

The funny thing was there were cardboard bycycle boxes stacked all around the torps! Seems bikes are a lot cheaper here than in the UK and the crew were all buying them for Christmas gifts for the kids. As we left the boat a taxi pulled up and out jumped another couple of crew and started dragging more bikes out of the cab!
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