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Old 12-19-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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In the old days of diesel boats we ran on the surface most of the time for speed purposes, so seasickness was always there. Later on nuclear boats we rarely ran on the surface so the only issues were the first say 10-12 hours on the way out before we pulled the plug or on the way in.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:41 PM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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I get seasick. bad

Everytime that we are scheduled to approach the surface the doc will make a round of all watchstations to hand-out dramamine. Sea sickness is very common on subs.

Modern subs have a round bottom, no distinct keel. They roll like a weeble ["weebles wobble but they don't fall down"].

Whenever there are 100 foot waves, there are also 100 foot swells. The water is not actually moving horizontal, but the energy is. The water is moving up and down.

I was under a hurricane that had 400 foot waves. We were at 400 foot depth when a swell came down and broached us. By doing that it drained our main ballast tanks, so when the water went upward to be in the next wave, it took us up with it. We had been minding our own business and suddenly we were rolling in the froth of that storm.

This was in an area of shallowness, no deep water available. So we had to transit for days to reach deep water safety.
One of our pranks in the flying world was to put some cream of mushroom soup in a barf bag when hauling paratroopers. We would turn our back and pretend we were barfing into the bag and then turn around and eat our "barf" right in front of the paratroopers. You can imagine the reaction! Did you sub guys do something similar when you had newbies on board?
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Oh what a wonderful welcome...
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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One of our pranks in the flying world was to put some cream of mushroom soup in a barf bag when hauling paratroopers. We would turn our back and pretend we were barfing into the bag and then turn around and eat our "barf" right in front of the paratroopers. You can imagine the reaction! Did you sub guys do something similar when you had newbies on board?
Chow down Hogs.

Point to whomever can tell me in what aviation movie that mushroom soup activity was featured.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I knew a torpedo man that would swallow a piece of raw bacon with a string attached to it then pull it back up. That made people puke.....LOL
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have known a few men who can 'snort' dental floss and cough it up, such that one piece of floss goes in their nose and out their mouth.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I have known a few men who can 'snort' dental floss and cough it up, such that one piece of floss goes in their nose and out their mouth.
I had students who did that with those beaded light chains. One kid got it stuck one day and ended up in the ER.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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Chow down Hogs.

Point to whomever can tell me in what aviation movie that mushroom soup activity was featured.
"The Great Santini"
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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"The Great Santini"
Stand by for a FIGHTER PILOT.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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You guys are so funny...back then you must have tried to outdo each other with gross activities...




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I have known a few men who can 'snort' dental floss and cough it up, such that one piece of floss goes in their nose and out their mouth.
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