Category Archives: Submarines

Around the Fleet

Sailors aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) render aid to five Bahamian nationals recovered from a capsized fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. The five men were treated for dehydration. Two thoughts… A) Good on the … Continue reading

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Sailors, rest your oars

Today is the anniversary of the loss of K-141, the KURSK. 118 hands lost in a horrific explosion in the Barents. Some survived the explosion, all would eventually succomb to the deep. It’s a fate all of us are aware … Continue reading

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A Little Closer

to being on the tip of the spear, USS Albuquerque has completed the homeport shift to San Diego from Grrrrrroton (the name is actually Roton, but it’s so cold you call it Grrroton while you’re shivering..). Of course, this is … Continue reading

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Get Some

The men of USS GEORGIA are heading out on their maiden deployment as a “Slow Attack” Georgia will deploy for approximately one year to the 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility before returning to its homeport in Kings Bay. … Continue reading

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Reunions

You know how you get back with old friends sometimes, but things just aren’t the same? You try to play the same games, tell the same jokes, but things just aren’t what they used to be? This feels kind of … Continue reading

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SNOB

Of course, for those in the know, SNOB stands for the Shortest Nuke On Board. This honorative title is conferred upon that nuke who is next to leave the ship. Usually signified by the transfer of a specialized SNOB belt … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Big Leagues

Well, kind of… But India has finally fielded their own, homegrown, nuclear submarine, previously billed as the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project… “Today, we join a select group of five nations who possess the capability to build a nuclear-powered submarine,” … Continue reading

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