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tjclegg
04-27-2004, 04:24 AM
Just wondering whether anyone in this forum has any practical experience on submarines?

I have noticed a pilot residing in this forum, but it would be great to see the true submariners.

tjclegg
04-27-2004, 04:24 AM
Just wondering whether anyone in this forum has any practical experience on submarines?

I have noticed a pilot residing in this forum, but it would be great to see the true submariners.

SailorSteve
04-27-2004, 09:35 AM
Just an old DD sailor here. There are a few of them at the SubSim boards; maybe they'll show up.

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Seeadler
04-27-2004, 10:17 AM
I am only a former DD sub-hunter http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

U-319
04-27-2004, 03:15 PM
No, but i did stay at a holiday inn lastnight!


lol, My dad was on the USS.LAFAYETTE(SSBN-616)

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Shan_Hackett
04-29-2004, 05:09 PM
My entire family spans from military service - chosen career.Mostly in the navy. i on the other hand had to be different and a rebel. I enlisted in the Infantry. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

vonBimmell
05-01-2004, 10:45 AM
I am a former real submariner having served on a 1960's vintage Canadian Oberon class diesal boat. Stayed in a lot of Holiday Inns too when we were in foreign ports! The pink one in Bermuda was a favourite!

Mon Pavion
05-04-2004, 11:35 PM
My cousin servers on a U.S. nuclear sub. Dont know the name, nor do any of us know where he is at. I guess he is not allowed to tell us.

Afreaka
05-06-2004, 08:41 AM
If you mean staying "inside" all day, looking through a monitor periscope. maybe. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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HeibgesU999
05-06-2004, 04:40 PM
i'm a former DAT (******* tanker)

my uncle Frank and my uncle Andy were on us navy submarines in 1944-1946, but neither of them made a war patrol. my dad was a infantryman with the 1/172nd RCT and fought under MacArthur

fighting a tank from a defensive position (turret-down and hull-down) reminds me a lot of wwii submarine tactics.
1. sit there in turret down watching the enemy
2. pop up to hull down to let him have it
3. retreat back to turret down so they can't shoot back

VF-10_Snacky
05-08-2004, 09:22 PM
Just a former Sonobuoy dumper here

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Padmiester
05-18-2004, 12:39 PM
Was a submariner,back in '91, served on HMS Splendid and Tireless, nuke boats tho so the living conditions were a little better than in diesels.

salty_fish
05-25-2004, 08:03 PM
Currently active duty USN serving on the USS Henry M. Jackson SSBN 730. Love the life would do it all again if I could. I have done 10 deterrent patrols started during the tail end of the cold war when things were more interesting.

Unfortunately I have little knowledge and definitely no experience with german U-boats other than that obtained from books and sub sims.

Had big expectations for Sh2 but it fell short of the mark. Hope SH3 does better.

WhiteKnight77
05-25-2004, 08:55 PM
A buddy of mine over at GR.net (a true mustang he is at that, he deserved is butterbar though) is a sardine. I loved his tale of the seagull that decided to take a pitstop on the scope out in the middle of the Persian Gulf just days after the war in Iraq started. He is in school at Pensacola last he said anything.

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Capt.LoneRanger
05-26-2004, 01:49 AM
Navigator from a minesweeper, here, but my former commander was a sub-commander before being assigned to our boat.
I was originaly trained in tactical navigation, radar usage and comms.

I hope I'll feel somewhat home in full real http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

greets
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