New Commander of US Naval Submarine Forces

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W3WN, Aug 8, 2018.

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  1. WD0BCT

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    Perhaps we quibble over the definition of kamikaze. It cannot be argued that the crew of the Hunley knew before going into battle that their chances of survival were slim. 13 of the 16 crewmen from the two test deployments did not survive. And those test deployments did not include a detonation of explosives. All 8 crewman from the final sinking were found in tact inside the Hunley.

    The Hunley had two hatches, however, each measured 16.5 X 21 inches. And an explosive black powder charge just a few feet in front of the prow. Now what could possibly have gone wrong with that!

    The mission was successful in that it's target, a Union gunboat, was sunk with the loss of 5 Union lives.
     
  2. KD5COL

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    My grandfather and one of my uncles were Navy also. It's nice to see a fellow ham be recognized.
     
  3. K0PAS

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    Congratulations. May you have smooth seas, and flowing winds. I am NCS on MMSN, word has been passed, if there is anything the net can do, we are on 14.300 10/7/365.

    Phil (KOPAS)
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  4. N2BMM

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    While watching the video (<https://news.usni.org/2018/08/06/35...230444141&mc_cid=d9ed41cd30&mc_eid=1e7b3fa983>) I was astounded to see an AF O10
    come aboard. Seems that Admiral Richard was his Exec. Officer at Strategic Com. I'm sure that the transfer
    to Norfolk will be enjoyed. Is Offutt AFB cold and windy in the wintertime? Another O10, Curtis Le May
    spent some time there, too: the father of SSB! Admirals in Nebraska makes it clear to me; Teamwork Works.

    _jon N2bmm
     
  5. ND6M

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    Not to be "picky" Phil, but, The phrase is "Fair winds and following seas".
     
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  6. N4YCI

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    Ironically the German ham says subs are obsolete. Just saying #ironic
     
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  7. WD4ED

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    It should have been expected. Across both World Wars German U-boats intentionally sunk MANY non-combatant vessels in military offensive maneuvers. I'll refrain from explaining your immigration problems and Germans can refrain from giving Americans suggestions on how to protect ourselves.... and everyone else, including Germany.

    Thanks,

    Ed
     
  8. WB4QBD

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    You should be thankful they aren't Russian..
     
  9. KG7VTO

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    We seem to have gotten off topic (again).
    Admiral Richard, FB on your new assignment. I hope you can find some time for hamming. 73
     
  10. W6MQI

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    Years ago I had the opportunity to board a foxtrot class Soviet sub OMG no way in hell could have I spent any length time aboard one of those bucket of bolts what a POS! my hat's off to all submariners I'm glad someone has the balls for this service.
     

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