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Posted: 2/14/2006 10:54:23 PM EDT
Hello to all. I am also an ex Navy Submariner" Boomers", retired in 95 after seventeen and a half years, early retiree. Have been following the site for a few months now and found it to be a outstanding source of information. Completed my first build a few weeks ago, but have not fired it yet. Again, hello to all and keep the good information coming.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:01:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 11:03:33 PM EDT by PromptCritical]
As a former Submariner, let me be the first to welcome you to the forum! Have yerself a good look around. We have a great bunch of nuts here...

BTW: EM1 (SS) Nuke, USS Helena (SSN-725) 2000-2004
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:14:00 AM EDT
Alright, you can't have too many ex-squids, welcome aboard! Was MT a "Missile Tech" rating exclusive to sub's? We had FTM's responsible for our 16 "Harpoon" and 32 "Tomahawk" cruise missiles onboard the Big J.

EM2(SW), 3rd Recommissioning crew, Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) 1/82-3/85
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:16:45 AM EDT
Arrrrrrrrr! Ye be a salior eh? Welcome aboard!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:25:24 AM EDT
Just what we need another !



Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:57:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BattleshipSailor:
Alright, you can't have too many ex-squids, welcome aboard! Was MT a "Missile Tech" rating exclusive to sub's? We had FTM's responsible for our 16 "Harpoon" and 32 "Tomahawk" cruise missiles onboard the Big J.

EM2(SW), 3rd Recommissioning crew, Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) 1/82-3/85



MT's maintain and operate the "Special" missiles.

I knew a few people who became MT's when they were unable to make it through Nuke school.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:56:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:
Just what we need another !






Yep there go the Neighborhood!

ET3/SS USS Cincinnati SSN 693

So how blow sans to get you to retire early?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:15:32 AM EDT
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Originall posted by PromptCritical
"MT's maintain and operate the "Special" missiles"
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MIRV'd Trident C-4's and D-5's are pretty "special" alright, especially accurate, especially long ranged, especially decisive in concluding the "Cold War" !!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:07:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BattleshipSailor:
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Originall posted by PromptCritical
"MT's maintain and operate the "Special" missiles"
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MIRV'd Trident C-4's and D-5's are pretty "special" alright, especially accurate, especially long ranged, especially decisive in concluding the "Cold War" !!



I like to call SSBN's "WWIII in a Can"
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:09:46 PM EDT
MT's took care of the Missiles and Launcher and FTB's the fire control portion. Both rating merged in the early 90's to MT's. One big over manned rating.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:15:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 11:16:25 PM EDT by PromptCritical]

Originally Posted By MT1SS:
MT's took care of the Missiles and Launcher and FTB's the fire control portion. Both rating merged in the early 90's to MT's. One big over manned rating.



You don't know the half of it. QM's, IC's, and ET's all merged into "Nav ET's" and TM's are now MM's, but not to be confused with A-Gang or M-Div.

You know what really blows ass? Changing light bulbs and ballasts in the Reactor Compartment hours after shutdown to get ready for ORSE. Damn it's hot in there! (Hot hot, not radiation hot).
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 11:43:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By MT1SS:
MT's took care of the Missiles and Launcher and FTB's the fire control portion. Both rating merged in the early 90's to MT's. One big over manned rating.



You don't know the half of it. QM's, IC's, and ET's all merged into "Nav ET's" and TM's are now MM's, but not to be confused with A-Gang or M-Div.hat



I feel your pain Prompt! Our conventional (steam, navy distillate) plant required an OPPE board prior to our recomm. In the board's infinite wisdom, they decided that every single boiler sight-glass indicator required a battle lantern with a power failure module be permanently installed and they gave us (EM's,IC's,HT's and MR's) three days to accomplish. We had eight 600 lb. B&W boilers with a total SHP of 212,000+, four Firerooms each having an upper and a lower level and a shitload of sightglasses in some pretty difficult locations. Our CHENG (a mustang O-5) did his best to shift the steam plant around our project but it was still the hottest, dirtiest and longest three days of my life but we did it, much to the surprise of the board members. According to our D.O. (a mustang 0-3), we were the first.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:14:19 PM EDT
Stop all this Navy talk! Damn squid convention!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:06:55 PM EDT
Welcome to the boards.

You bubble heads were all just Targets ;)

AO3 (AC) Patron 4 Skinny Dragons
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:48:27 PM EDT
Welcome to the board.

Commander: USS Alamo LB 457 (2004-2006)

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(that’s the La-z-boy model 457… the Alamo)
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:00:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:51:17 PM EDT by Cape_hunter]

Originally Posted By ch139:
Welcome to the board.

Commander: USS Alamo LB 457 (2004-2006)



(that’s the La-z-boy model 457… the Alamo)



Ya well,


<---- 87th Chairborn Specops division.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:34:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:
Stop all this Navy talk! Damn squid convention!



You are hereby awarded 30 days restriction, 30 days extra duty, forfeiture of half a months pay for two months, and confinement to the brig with bread and water only.

You would get flogged, but you would like it too much...
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:26:37 PM EDT
Ever scrape barnacles off a boat hull?? I did that for too g*damn long and I was never in the Navy!
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