sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

From the Archives

Working underwater in the tropics means you don't have to wear a wet suit or a dry suit. The dry suit in conditions such as those (above) means you'll cook like a Thanksgiving turkey in one of those roasting bags. This photo was taken on USS Cavalla, SSN-684 (Sturgeon Class nuclear powered fast attack submarine). The boat was decommissioned in 1998, dating me somewhat. However the memories remain. I was not part of her regular crew. You could fairly say I was part of the payload.

1978 - lock out procedure before leaving a submarine.
The guy on the left is retired and so am I (today). This photo was taken in Aberdeen Scotland and a few of us were in the flat clowning around. Note the dapper Scottish clothing.