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Crawling Down A Torpedo Tube -US NAVY Nuclear Submarine

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  • QuarterMaster
    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

    Hazing is (was) a vital 'selection process' tool. The tribe is weaker for its absence. You don't want to be stuck in a compartment, fighting a casualty, with a weak-sister at your elbow. Fear and physical abuse weeds out the useful from the dangerous.
    What they don't understand out here, is it's a form of caring....

    People who can't handle it, won't ever need to worry about it. Lives won't be lost from fear and lack of action.

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  • QuarterMaster
    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

    What? No trolley? Made life easier on the knees and elbows.

    What was not shown was the ass-hole TM slamming the breech-door shut. Qualification is a *****!

    I don't remember seeing a "trolley" on GRANT, funny how that would make sense.

    Then again I never had to service the tubes like you TM's did.

    Thankfully the Lead PO, TM1 Floyd took me under his wing the day I reported aboard, and didn't close the door after my bluff was called lol.
    I woulda freaked! As a Bubble head, I have nor real claustrophobic issues, yet I was nervous in there, though I do regret not reaching the muzzle door to place my hand on it. Seemed miles away.

    Now the MT's, they really messed with me! Nothing like going home after your first patrol and trying to convince your lady the hickey on your neck was the result of shipmate hazing by four deranged MT's and NOT a Scottish floozy. I'm just grateful they couldn't pry me out after that from under the Mess table after they threatened to grease me with something called Prussion Blue(?). Stayed there for 4 hours. Word must've gotten around the boat as the Old man walked by, saw me wrapped around the table stanchion, shook his head and kept walking. Slept with one eye open for three day's until we flew back.

    But after that first Patrol, I was with the gang hazing the next group of Nub's who came aboard.

    Ahhhh....Silent Service shenanigans!!

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  • Crawling Down A Torpedo Tube -US NAVY Nuclear Submarine

    ....or is Dave Merriman really a human suppository?

    Been there, done that myself (TM1 called me on my bluff, and it ended badly this way lol)

    Wish they had Qual Training Video's like this back during my quals in '79, really shows the system and how it works.

    For those that don't "Facebook".

    Crawling Down A Torpedo Tube -US NAVY Nuclear Submarine - Smarter Every Day 241

    The more you know....