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Navy to put women on 4 subs in 2011

 
 
Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 06:18 pm
The Navy better get baby delivery and nurseries installed in case.

I saw the dvd with Swedish Navy having female submariners. Now there is going to be real close quarter encounters. Hmm, will there will there be a TV show or movie about romance aboard a nuclear sub?

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/22/women-to-begin-serving-on-u-s-submarines/
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engineer
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 06:45 pm
@talk72000,
I served on a nuclear sub and I highly doubt there will be any "close quarter encounters." Shore leave is something else.
Fido
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 10:27 pm
@talk72000,
Whatz long and hard and full of seamen??? A submarine...
talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2010 11:59 am
@engineer,
I saw the dvd of the Swedish sub where the guy in his triangle short underwear pass by the female submariner talking to the interviewer. She mentioned there was no privacy.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2010 12:01 pm
@Fido,
An erect penis full of semen submerged in the depths.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 07:19 pm
The good thing about submariners is that you have to know all the operations i.e. if the engine is killed even if you are the cook it is expected that you take over the work. There are no relief workers. You are it.
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 09:32 pm
@talk72000,
No, the cook is not going to start up the reactor or the backup diesel nor is he (or she!) going to bring the motor generators on line or start the evaporator or shift ballast or take a satellite fix or send a flash message or identify sonar contacts. Fight an engine room fire, sure. Handle trash disposal, coordinate stores, drive the boat on occasion, stand lookout and cook great meals, all in a day's work. Modern submarines are insanely complex. With all the training required, most sailors are E-4's before ever setting foot on one.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 09:38 pm
@talk72000,
I maybe the only person here who is disappointed that this thread has nothing to do with submarine sandwiches!

I heard that women like submarine sandwiches!
http://i51.tinypic.com/207uozs.jpg
talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 03:32 pm
@engineer,
The impression I got was that everyone should be able to substitute in an emergency. In the old diesel ones you could do that. I am sure there is redundancy with the crew in some fashion with the techies. Can't have just one guy in charge of the reactor.
engineer
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 04:33 pm
@talk72000,
You generally have enough people in each division to staff a three shift rotation and have some level of supervision, so in an all hands on deck crisis, you have 3x+ the minimum number of people required for any situation, but the entire crew is not cross trained. It's just way to complicated for that. The division that runs the reactor probably has six or seven guys in it for example. Everyone is trained in firefighting, flooding response, things like that.
talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 06:07 pm
@engineer,
I guess all must be able to handle whatever firearms or arsenal they have on board. I think they must know all about the plumbing and electrical system.
talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 06:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
I prefer wraps such as donair and kabobs.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://dinnerdiary.org/wp-content/chicken_tikka_wraps.jpg&imgrefurl=http://dinnerdiary.org/2009/01/08/chicken-tikka-wraps/&h=346&w=519&sz=42&tbnid=RJbnMbIFj7CfEM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfood%2Bwraps&zoom=1&q=food+wraps&hl=en&usg=__CzjhP_99cXCK6ufjI-Mx1fNPOms=&sa=X&ei=r23HTKWTHZCisAPT1rm3DQ&ved=0CCsQ9QEwBQ
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 08:06 pm
@talk72000,
Indeed, everyone gets firearms training (but the gun locker is only opened on rare occasions and under strict control). Most sailors only know enough plumbing to operate the toilets and enough electrical to plug in their Ipods, but the electricians and mechanics on board are first rate. I'd hire a Navy electrician any day.
talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 04:43 pm
@engineer,
I can see them being first class for if they are underwater the electrics gotta work or sweet bye bye.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2010 05:21 pm
@engineer,
I recently watched a dvd about the USS Nimitz, a nuclear powered air craft carrier with 5,000 sailors. One sailor was lost at sea. It was an interesting show originally on PBS. The difficulty of landing in the North Atlantic with the craft deck seesawing was unusual. One jet took all night to land as the planes cost $500 million each so they don't want any crashes.
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