Post by scubalawyer on Apr 3, 2019 17:57:40 GMT -8
Very nice article. Back in the 90's a mutual friend invited Bobby Meistrell and me to tour a Los Angleles Class Nuclear sub that was in San Diego and had just returned from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. We drove down from Orange County together and had some great conversations about the early days of diving down and back. What a nice guy! When we got to the sub we had to wait as the crew was still being mustered off. I've never seen so many pale guys so happy to see the sun! The First Officer gave us the tour. When we got to the diving panel the guages were covered in heavy canvas and locked down tight. They didn't want us seeing the top secret operational parameters of the sub (max speed, max depth, etc...) What was funny is that our mutual friend who invited us down had a family business that manufactured the guages and that is how he got us the tour. Anyway, when the First Officer deferred to our questions on depth and speed my friend piped up and said something to the effect of, "Well, if I had to guess, I'd say max operational depth was _____, and max speed was _____." The First Officer's jaw visibly dropped as it wasn't a guess. I'm really surprised my friend isn't in Guantanamo. Just a few memories. Mark
I SEE HOW IT IS. WHEN OTHER PEOPLE GO OUTSIDE IT'S "GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH" AND "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." BUT WHEN I GO OUTSIDE IT'S A "CONTAINMENT BREACH" AND A "HIGH-LEVEL THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY." OK, BE THAT WAY.