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    Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 10:36am

Several bars in downtown Reykjavík ran out of beer while serving thirsty US sailors and marines who were in port over the weekend participating in the NATO military exercises Trident Juncture. The restaurant Sæta Svínið, The American Bar and other downtown bars reportedly finished all their beer supplies serving the 6-7,000 sailors who were in town.

Read more: Photos: Peace activists and US troops meet during military exercises in S. Iceland

The local news site Vísir reports that the brewery Ölgerð Egils Skallagrímssonar, which makes the popular Gull, had to send out emergency supplies to the bars. According to the sources of Vísir the soldiers preferred local beers over imports, and were very willing to sample different micro brews as well as the more popular standard lagers.

The local blogger Eiríkur Jónsson spoke to restaurateurs who said they had never experienced a similar situation. Bar owners who ran out of beer tried to solve the issue by borrowing from bars which were better stocked, while members of the delivery team from Ölgerðin were called out to help the bar owners cope, but "they were fighting an overwhelming force," as Eiríkur puts it.

One of the owners of Sæta Svínið told Vísir that the first sailors came in on Wednesday, the same night as the first ships came to port, and that they stayed until Sunday when the ships left port. With most of the ships and sailors out of port downtown bar owners have managed to restock after the weekend's assault.

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Reminds me of an event on the 600B in Prestwick AFB. One of the 2 planes couldn't make it from the states so 1/2 the crew stayed over at the base an extra day. We checked our stuff in the barracks and headed for the Enlisted Club. Since no officers present the drinking became an orgy of booze. Soon we were told there was none to be had since the club was in the process of closing down for renovation or relocation. Sad but true, the the bartender said he had bottles of Champagnee in the basement and broke those out. He charged us a $1/bottle of Moet and we proceeded to help reduce the booze they would have had to carry out. By morning the little "black pills" were doled out so we could function. Non function meant Captain's Mast back in the states. Fast forward a few decades and I'm on a flight heading for Philadelphia sitting next an elderly woman telling me she lived in Dover Delaware and her son was picking her up in Philly. Her son was retired AF. She told me her son was the bartender at the Prestwick Enlisted Club. She related about a submarine crew who emptied all the booze from the place and created quite the scene. I filled in the blank for her and she laughed. She was going to tell her son who she had met on the plane.
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'Strangers on a Plane' is how I'd title your happenstance meeting story, Tom.
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What are the little black pills?  I would have tried them.  My buddy won the anchor poll on arriving in Sasebo.  We were drinking Japanese beer and a halg gallon of Akadama plum wine.  When I woke up the next morning on the Pickerel I was still in my civilian clothes, but the boat was spinning.  First and only time that ever happened even though I tried to recreate it.
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One of my fellow LOS watch standers had them. I believe they were some serious caffeine pills. All I remember is not being able to sleep for a couple days. But no anxiety from them. He said truckers used them a lot.

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Originally posted by Tom McNulty Tom McNulty wrote:

Reminds me of an event on the 600B in Prestwick AFB. One of the 2 planes couldn't make it from the states so 1/2 the crew stayed over at the base an extra day. We checked our stuff in the barracks and headed for the Enlisted Club. Since no officers present the drinking became an orgy of booze. Soon we were told there was none to be had since the club was in the process of closing down for renovation or relocation. Sad but true, the the bartender said he had bottles of Champagnee in the basement and broke those out. He charged us a $1/bottle of Moet and we proceeded to help reduce the booze they would have had to carry out. By morning the little "black pills" were doled out so we could function. Non function meant Captain's Mast back in the states. Fast forward a few decades and I'm on a flight heading for Philadelphia sitting next an elderly woman telling me she lived in Dover Delaware and her son was picking her up in Philly. Her son was retired AF. She told me her son was the bartender at the Prestwick Enlisted Club. She related about a submarine crew who emptied all the booze from the place and created quite the scene. I filled in the blank for her and she laughed. She was going to tell her son who she had met on the plane.


I cannot believe you very intelligent boomer sailor would reduce yourselves to the affects of booze. That was what we smoke sailors did!!!ClapClapClap
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Joe, you need to understand the year I first qualified on the 599. The cew makeup at the time included both WWII and DBF sailors. I'd be sure it was at least 50% or more. These crew members took quals pretty seriously. The older traditions were still in and I naturally fell into the current trends.
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The COB on my First Nuke Boat - USS PARGO (SSN-650) had made his first War Patrol on gthe original PARGO before I was born in 1942.

The COB was a Stickler about not wasting water and hated F...n Nukes. (Twas said.)

When he was Standing COW  at the BCP I delighted in calling him the phone and saying something like, "COB, this is Mr.  Sheldon in Maneuvering.  Topped of Feed Water but I'll need to make Potable Water in 3-4 hours, so I'm just gonna dump that nice, clean, pure water to the bilge until then."

TMCM (SS) Leonard, RIP.  We loved ya.

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