Submarines, Targets, and Other Navy Stuff
I recently that most veterans were probably sick and not to be trusted with firearms or other important stuff. Well, maybe so but after over 20 years serving with various components of America’s 911 system, I think I might have some idea , if true, why this is so. On submarines even flushing a toilet is a technical adventure. Other times you are stuck in a waiting situation where you have little choice about whether, or how, your life might end. All told, there is little I would change. However, I do resent the people (politicians) who create some of the havoc that shapes us pointing out our problems. Hope you enjoy some of these stories. If all turns out as planned, they are just a click away.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/nuke-down The USS Thresher SSN593 ws a Nuclear fast attack boat with which I can claim no familiarity. I went into the submarine force about 3 years after she was sunk, There is a lot of common knowledge and a lot of theories that have been forwarded. This touches some of them.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/subs-my-first-boat-ss343 It’s a big change from just about anywhere to the submarine force. Further, the Clamagore was a diesel electric powered boat that was 2 years younger than I was. We managed to cover a lot of territory and it was mostly on the east coast of the U.S. and really cannot be discussed. You never forget your first boat.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/my-second-boat.html My second boat was very much like the first but the operations were different. We took her through the Panama Canal when we changed home ports from New London (Groton) to Pearl Harbor. We became members of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club and it was an exciting time with the happiest crew ever. Not just volunteers for submarines but volunteers to change coasts with her.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/a-voice-from-the-past.html How a voice from the past reached out and reconnected a bunch of submariners.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/2017-new-orleans.html How a few old sailors got together and enjoyed themselves in New Orleans.
ww.grangerlandrfd.com/shipwreck-and-survival Just a little story about a merchant ship that sank off Bermuda. The coast guard got them after about 10 days fairly close to Argentia, Newfoundland.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/tragedy-averted-the-seawolf Near tragedy and we had sort of a ring side seat. This is what I think I know.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/dizzying-change-1945-1965 There was a lot of change in the 20 years between 1945 and 1965. You can’t tell the players without a program. This will help.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/submarine-life-or-living-in-a-sewer-pipe Just more submarine stuff. Life there was different and I expect it still is.
http://www.grangerlandrfd.com/my-favorite-shore-station Life in the Panama Canal Zone