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Watching "The Enemy Below" #14797226 04/18/20
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my hats off to all Navy combat veterans, especially submariners.
some great action footage of depth charging going on right now.
Krauts are releasing oil to try deception.....made in 1957, I will still in diapers, yes CLOTH diapers, lol...

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As I've said before, there isn't a hull strong enough to contain me should I wake up and find myself inside one of those things. My admiration for those who serve in them is immeasurable.


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My best friend is a NCO in the submarine service.


I cant watch submarine movies!

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A friend was a sonar supervisor in a Permit class attack sub, early '80s. (USSR was still around) He has some pretty interesting stories, and pictures of Vladivostok harbor taken through the periscope.


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MY FIL served on diesels, early 50's. Funny thing is he gets seasick, and is the only person I have ever actually seen turn a lovely shade of light green. Chums well, too. Once submerged, he was fine. He hated the surface!

A cousin and a nephew served on nukes.


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I had a neighbor, now deceased, who served aboard a German u-boat in WW II. Hans' boat was sunk by the Brits, who sailed away, leaving the survivors behind. An American ship happened along, plucked them out of the water, and brought them to the U.S., where he spent the rest of the war as a POW. After being repatriated to Germany, he brought his bride, Marta back to the U.S. They had a son, who became an officer in the US Navy!
Hans and my dad spent hours at our kitchen table, drinking beer and swapping war stories. I'm so grateful for such memories.

The ending of "Enemy Below", and the mutual respect displayed by the two captains, always gets to me. And that ^ is why.


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Even in peace time "things" don't always go as planned.

This was my boat in 67' when we surfaced, we knew we were in trouble
had no idea how close we were to becoming another statistic.
85 enlisted men and 10 officers, on watch and at battle stations.

All I could say was WTF, I will never take anything for granted again.
I knew what the outcome could have been, no one survives.

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"Watch out above!"


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Re: Watching "The Enemy Below" [Re: kid0917] #14797728 04/18/20
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A friend was in Merchant Marine in WWII, on some of the convoy runs. When he would (almost never) talk about it in the 70's, he would turn dead white.

Burning/sinking ships on all sides, doomed sailors in the water, no stopping to pick them up, or even avoid running them down.

An uncle by marriage was in the second boarding party of the U-boat captured in the N. Atlantic during WWII. He was fine with that - the first party had to safety the scuttling charges. That boat is in a US museum (Chicago? Smithsonian?), and he told me his pic(with his party) is included in the display. I did see his copy of the pic, but never the dispay itself.

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A good submarine movie is Das Boot. Appears to be quite realistic of what it was like back then.
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Let's not forget that SOB Congresscritter that blabbed to the papers about our "small losses" in the Pacific being due to the Japs setting their charges too shallow, as our boats had greater depth capability than theirs, which they were initially referencing for depth settings. Cost hundreds of lives after that.

He should have been shot - literally. But wasn't.


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Originally Posted by las
Let's not forget that SOB Congresscritter that blabbed to the papers about our "small losses" in the Pacific being due to the Japs setting their charges too shallow, as our boats had greater depth capability than theirs, which they were initially referencing for depth settings. Cost hundreds of lives after that.

He should have been shot - literally. But wasn't.


Here ya go!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_J._May


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Originally Posted by las
A friend was in Merchant Marine in WWII, on some of the convoy runs. When he would (almost never) talk about it in the 70's, he would turn dead white.

Burning/sinking ships on all sides, doomed sailors in the water, no stopping to pick them up, or even avoid running them down.

An uncle by marriage was in the second boarding party of the U-boat captured in the N. Atlantic during WWII. He was fine with that - the first party had to safety the scuttling charges. That boat is in a US museum (Chicago? Smithsonian?), and he told me his pic(with his party) is included in the display. I did see his copy of the pic, but never the dispay itself.


The U-505 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. I have been to that exhibit on a few occasions - the first time on a school trip in the seventh grade. It is both educational and captivating. Even in the seventh grade I thought hard about the "pucker factor" overload the boarding parties must have felt when they heard the command "boarders away".


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A good movie. Dick Powell produced and directed that movie. He made several good movies in the 1950s.

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Originally Posted by las
A friend was in Merchant Marine in WWII, on some of the convoy runs. When he would (almost never) talk about it in the 70's, he would turn dead white.

Burning/sinking ships on all sides, doomed sailors in the water, no stopping to pick them up, or even avoid running them down.

An uncle by marriage was in the second boarding party of the U-boat captured in the N. Atlantic during WWII. He was fine with that - the first party had to safety the scuttling charges. That boat is in a US museum (Chicago? Smithsonian?), and he told me his pic(with his party) is included in the display. I did see his copy of the pic, but never the dispay itself.


Been there and seen it.


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I went through nuke school and nuke prototype and had orders to an SSN. Got busted for drunk and disorder and other dumb stuff. They considered me a security risk and sent me to the surface navy. Probably the best thing for me. LOL five years later I was the course supervisor for the Tomahawk cruise missile course, and then had a top secret/SCI clearance working for an Admiral, managing cruise missile operations for a battle group. Never know which way life will take you sometimes.


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I had a crazy friend that joined the Navy so he could see the World....then he volunteered for submarine duty. He only saw the same dock for 4 years.

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Great movie! And...available to watch on YouTube:



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I liked “ Run Silent Run Deep”

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