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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jun 2017 at 4:05pm
Originally posted by Bob T Bob T wrote:

I heard a sea story about some submarines being sent in and out of port with a different hull number on each side of the sail to screw up the other side's tally.  Since it was a sea story it was doubtless true.

Late 60's - Trepang (674 Boat under construction at EB - Sea Trial.  Our ECM Mast had been cannibalized for another boat.  Had a hunk of pipe installed instead essentially to hold up the fiberglass cap or top fairing.

On the surface with AGI 500 yards on Stbd Beam. Got permission from Capt Sackett to raise and lower the "ECM Pipe" for the benefit of the photographers on the AGI.

Did so while "trying" to shield the ECM Pipe with my Foul Weather Jacket.

Hope we kept some analysts busy figuring out what the new mast was.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2017 at 12:48am
Back in the day a Bosun's Mate would have been male, so he would be able to count up to 21 if he was naked.

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What is a Mickey Mouse book???guessing it is more than comic....
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Originally posted by carl b carl b wrote:

What is a Mickey Mouse book???guessing it is more than comic....
It's a 'flip-book' with diagrams for piping, electrical, and other systems, tankage, and drawings. typically, it applies to the entire class.
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Also known as a TAB - Training Aid Booklet.  About 4x8 inches.  Since they were based on "class" drawings an individual boat may have some differences not reflected in the TAB.  Need to go over a system hand-over-hand prior to getting a checkout on that system; whoever is giving the checkout is going to know those differences. 

They were typically issued to the ship during new construction.  Getting replacements from NAVSEA was just about impossible.  They were lost or damaged over time.  The nukes I was on were fairly new, so there were TABs available.  Dunno how the crew fared as the boats got older.
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