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    Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 4:04pm
Vice Adm. Chas Richard, left, commander of Submarine Forces, on behalf of Adm. Chris Grady, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces, says a few words Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, during a pier-side ceremony to present the crew of the USS Hartford (SSN 768) the 2017 Battenberg Cup Award at the Naval Submarine Station in Groton. USS Hartford commanding officer, Cmdr. Matt Fanning, right, stands in front of his crew. The USS Hartford was selected as "Best All-Around Ship in the Atlantic Fleet." The award is based on outstanding crew achievement and an exceptional level of operational effectiveness. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Groton — Embroidered on the crew's blue ball caps, next to the submarine's motto, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead," is a small trophy, a nod to the coveted award they've received.

But other than that small insignia, the crew does not intend to boast about their boat being selected as the best all-around warship in the Navy's Atlantic fleet — not a surprise from sailors who signed up to be part of the silent service.

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I guess no one stands at parade rest anymore except the C.O. Funny what one notices in a photo...Wink
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They all have their hands positioned in the same way, at least in the front. Maybe the Navy changed "parade rest" hand position. I still don't care for the pajamas. Great occasion calls for dress canvas.

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Originally posted by Tom McNulty Tom McNulty wrote:

... Great occasion calls for dress canvas.


Agree completely, Tom.  Lots of ither occasions.

Years ago I was walking inthe gate at EB in Groton wearing Khackis and a foul weather jacket enroute to work on Pargo being built at the yard.  (Capt Yogi Kayfman, PCO on Will Rogers, spotted me and wrote me up and called my XO.)

Months later I was an usher at the Commissioning of Will Rogers, last of the 41 - I wore the High Collar Service Dress White to the ceremony.

Funny, when comuting to SUBASE we had to Slide our Foul Weather Jackets off so the Marine Guards would only see our short Sleeve Khacki shirts and pass us thru... freezing in January.




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