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A casualty on the Groton?

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    Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 9:01pm
One guy lost a hand. Did someone else die?
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I'm hearing it was a different boat (an SSGN), and the casualty was loss of a hand in relation to TDU ops.
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I remember reading a Patrol Report where The Chief Engineer amputated a thumb on the periscope hydraulics while getting underway. They left him behind for the trip.
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Gone are the days when a Boomer would NOT surface for any reason..

the US Navy submarine USS Georgia off Cartagena, Spain, the country‚Äôs maritime safety agency Salvamento Maritimo said. 

As informed, the medical evacuation was carried out in the morning hours of March 28.

Salvamento Maritimo said the crewman was evacuated as it lost his hand. However, the agency has not disclosed any further details.

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Originally posted by Rontini599 Rontini599 wrote:

Gone are the days when a Boomer would NOT surface for any reason..



I heard that the SSBN's spend a lot less time on alert than we did.

Don't know the program for the SSGN's.
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This is NOT an SSBN...

It's essentially an SSN...  A really BIG SSN...
 


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We surfaced once on the 659 during the 70s. Middle of the med, middle of a moonless night, with no running lights, to cut away the fishing net and cables entangled in the fair water planes.

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Originally posted by Curt Curt wrote:

This is NOT an SSBN...

It's essentially an SSN...  A really BIG SSN...
 
A really big SSGN-729, to be precise.
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Originally posted by 610ET 610ET wrote:

Originally posted by Rontini599 Rontini599 wrote:

Gone are the days when a Boomer would NOT surface for any reason..



I heard that the SSBN's spend a lot less time on alert than we did.

Don't know the program for the SSGN's.

Don't know if you heard about it Chris, but on the 610 we surfaced one night mid-patrol to off load a guy who was found unconscious by the 400 cycle generator in AMR1.  Apparently he was electrocuted while servicing it.  As I recall he was a nuke EM2 so I'm not sure why he would be doing that?  I'm not sure where we were but the injection temp. was really cold and it happened sometime in 1964, I think; not really sure about that either -- could have been '65.  But, I do remember the guy's name . . . which I do find weird.  Never heard any more about him after that.  But, not long ago I saw his photo posted on line from a 610 reunion so I guess he made it.  He was a good guy so I was glad to see that photo.

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