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At random: "Submariners are a bunch of intelligent misfits that somehow seem to get along, understand each other and work well together.” -- Red Hanley who overheard a skimmer officer say this while talking to a non-navy type
Why Submarines?...will tell ya...

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Posted 2008-05-08 3:52 AM (#15723)
Subject: Why Submarines?...will tell ya...

I first saw my first submarine when I was 10 yrs old. We went to Mobile, Al every year to visit family. They have the USS Alabama BB?? and a few years later they added the USS Drum SS??. When I went aboard the Drum...I was in awe. although she was small and cramped (compaired to todays boats) I wanted to go to sea onboard a submarine. I got my wish when I joined the Navy in 1978 and got my first boat...USS Ray (SSN-653) I spent 3 years on her...I was not part of the crunch crew, but joined her when she was in the yard getting repaired. I made 2 Northern runs and 1 Med run aboard her. Now she no longer with us, decom'ed and scraped.

USS Ray (SSN-653) will always be a special memory...
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