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At random: "I don't know why we have to be down here on this hold down exercise(at the 60th hour). Hell, I went through this on the Thresher (SS 200) during WW ll with a Nip Sea Going Tug hooked onto our screw guards, trying to lift our butts out of the water. They didn't get us then, and these Tin Cans (ours) ain't going to get us now." -- "Hambone" Hamilton SD1 (SS). "Hambone" made 13 war patrols on USS Remora, SS-487, uttered these words in July 1957 during a hold down exercise off Kobe Japan.
My First Dive

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Posted 2020-02-14 2:20 PM (#96844)
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Subject: My First Dive

My very  first dive on the Pickerel I was lookout.  When we cleared the bridge for dive the officer was to hang on the lanyard while I cranked the hatch shut.  When he hung on the lanyard it wrapped around the closing mechanism.  I was not able to dog the hatch, and me being so green I thought it might be our last dive.  It didn't help my panic when  I started to hear water washing over the hatch.  This happened my first day at sea.

Edited by Gil 2020-02-17 11:35 AM
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Posted 2020-02-14 4:46 PM (#96845 - in reply to #96844)
Master and Commander

Posts: 1555

Location: Albany, GA.
Subject: Near miss

As they used to say. "A near miss is a good learning experience, as long as you come out alive."
Posted 2020-02-14 6:17 PM (#96846 - in reply to #96844)


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Location: Kansas City Missouri
Subject: RE: ---

Well done.

Edited by GaryKC 2020-02-14 6:39 PM
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