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Bad way to make submarine history

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During WWII in the Pacific, off watch lookouts would routinely try to relieve early when heavy seas.
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I imagine back then the lookouts got soaked in any kind of storm because their spots were so low to the water.  I'd think being a lookout in the cold Atlantic would be worse on a lookout.
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Originally posted by Gil Gil wrote:

I imagine back then the lookouts got soaked in any kind of storm because their spots were so low to the water.  I'd think being a lookout in the cold Atlantic would be worse on a lookout.
Hence 'north atlantic' sails.
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Originally posted by Gil Gil wrote:

I imagine back then the lookouts got soaked in any kind of storm because their spots were so low to the water.  I'd think being a lookout in the cold Atlantic would be worse on a lookout.

Yup.
When relieved, the Lookout would lay below and head for an engine room and dry out clothing on the diesels.
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