Any Bubble Heads Out There??

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Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by UshikuDan » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:06 pm

Just wondering if there are any Bubble Heads on this site?? Bubble Heads served onboard Submarines. Reply with your hull number. SSBN 731 Blue, SSN 677.

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by DocDoesFarming » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:42 pm

I haven't served on a sub (just the army briefly) but I have a few questions?

Did the cramped conditions get to you at any point?

Also got any interesting/funny tales? My impression of subs is nothing much happens abroad. I'm probably wrong though.
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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by UshikuDan » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:33 pm

Go to YouTube and type: Blind Mans Bluff. Many many odd and strange things happen on any Submarine. 30 hour days, 3 month underwater deployments, etc.

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by Zasso Nouka » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:27 am

Nearly joined the airforce but have always been fascinated by life on a submarine. Why are days 30 hours long ? Is it easier to organise shifts or something else ?

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by UshikuDan » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:43 am

Days are long because there are many things to do and then there are all the drills that happen at any time. 12 hours of watch per day, 6-8 hours working in your division then there is all the cleaning, and cleaning and more cleaning.

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by DocDoesFarming » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:02 am

Christ that sounds horrible, I thought all the bullshit in the army was bad enough. The pay I hear is really good for Sub crews.
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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by Zasso Nouka » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:27 am

What sort of recreational activities are available in your off time ? I'm guessing there's no internet access or tv to watch or is it all work then sleep, work then sleep ?

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by UshikuDan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 am

We had movies but getting 30 people to agree on a movie was always difficult. Sleep was what most people did. We got familygrams that were 60 words long. That was back in the late 80s early 90s.

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by Zasso Nouka » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:00 am

UshikuDan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 am
We had movies but getting 30 people to agree on a movie was always difficult.
That's never going to be easy
UshikuDan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 am
We got familygrams that were 60 words long. That was back in the late 80s early 90s.
I guess that more than anything else confirms how isolated subs were when on patrol, I think even astronauts had more family contact.

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Re: Any Bubble Heads Out There??

Post by LeeB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:35 am

DocDoesFarming :

"I haven't served on a sub (just the army briefly) but I have a few questions?"

Where did you serve?