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    Posted: 14 Jan 2018 at 5:44pm

Definitely an "A" ticket  ride



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 610ET Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2018 at 8:52pm
Never got to do that.

We did do a deep dive certification to TD once but no EB.

Sounds like fun.
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Did that after overhaul at EB. Of course the thrill was minimal since it was the 599 and 600 boats. It was the up angle that revealed who didn't properly secure equipment.

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If I remember correctly it was called angles and dangles designed to knock anything loose after refit. When done the toolbox tended to be back to full. Especially all those 9/16" wrenches. Usually we would get in trouble for using blankets to sled up and down Machinery 2 walkway. In twelve patrols I remember an emergency blow twice, once from depth. 
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I did a few of those, a couple as DOOW. The worst one was coming into Pearl after an extended WesPac and the valve for the forward group came apart in the A-gang LPO's hand. We started up with a down angle until the DOOW ordered a normal blow forward.
As for angles and dangles I did a few. Underway I used the CO's standing order of X degree/100 ft depth change. We headed deep and a fire extinguisher by the refer ended down in the gyro space. I was limited to a smaller angle for depth change (damn it), because someone didn't make sure it was stowed for sea.


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Got to do one from TD coming out of the yards in Portsmouth.
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Done a bunch.

The EMBT Blow that was the most difficult to prepare for was on the surface, breasted out from the pier, all hatches and openings secured.  Extremely hazardous evolution, Anything not properly secured for a couple of piers over was at risk.

Closest thing to being that scary in the yard was watching the carriers catapulting Volkswagon sized sleds while tied up to the pier.


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The "A" tickets were the Cheap Ones...

The GOOD Rides, were "E" Tickets!
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My sea daddy told me to bring my hard hat on initial sea trials 634.  When angles started, tools and other pieces rained down in the Engineroom like hail.  Glad I had my hat.
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Originally posted by SaltiDawg SaltiDawg wrote:

Done a bunch.

The EMBT Blow that was the most difficult to prepare for was on the surface, breasted out from the pier, all hatches and openings secured.  Extremely hazardous evolution, Anything not properly secured for a couple of piers over was at risk.

Closest thing to being that scary in the yard was watching the carriers catapulting Volkswagon sized sleds while tied up to the pier.

As I recall, the SUBSAFE manual required that the EMBT blow valves were required to be proven operable quarterly. This could be accomplished in one of two ways, either in port by closing the hull stops and cycling the valves from the BCP, or perform an emergency blow at sea. The problem with performing a blow was the tendency of the EMBT blow valves to blow the seats out of them during a blow. Because of that our CO always opted for cycling with the hull stops closed. Unfortunately the blue crew always performed a blow coming off patrol leaving us, as oncoming crew, at least one of the valves needing seat repair. Not a fun job considering the weight of the actuator and their locations in the overhead.
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