You mentioned waves around a carrier...what do you think those waves looked like from the bridge of a Forrest Sherman class Destroyer (USS Morton, DD948)? We had some 700 hull numbers in our squadron and they would be drawing sub pay.
"Lord I'm not askin' to go right now but, if you call me now, I pray my remains may be found in a pile of hot brass surrounded by my dead enemies!"
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
Retired Military: 1963-1967 U.S. Navy 1971-1987 U.S. Air Force
It showed to all of NATO they were completely vulnerable from their Norway border.
It was also kinda awesome boring holes in the water in Vestfjord, Norway.
There were huge mountains all around and we were sailing in circles all around them
The weather was cool and crisp with that healthy scent in the air of early Autumn.
here is a pic of us there at the time.
If you click the yellow bar to make the pic bigger, you will get a feeling of the SUBLIME that we had looking up at them.
Last edited by Retirednsmilin; 04-20-2017 at 06:46 PM.
While stationed in Alaska this was a weekly event. We would launch 2 F15s to escort them out of US territory. Never did they pose a threat. Just curious I guess.
My last few years in, I cross rated to Surface Sonar Technician (STG) and my last sea duty was on a frigate. A small FFG-38, the USS Curts.
Like was mentioned earlier. Sometimes we spent more time under the water than above it.
Espicially in the Yankee Box chasing their boomers.
The Yankee class Russian subs had long been scrapped by them, but the area off Alaska still retained its name.
That is where they loved to hide and wait for their orders to launch their nukes on us.
...and it was my job as Sonar Supervisor to ensure we knew their every move.
sometimes with puke bag in-hand.
Look at "Deadliest Catch" if you want to see what those seas are like 100% of the time.
That was why they liked to stay under those seas ready to launch on us.
They foolishly thought it would hinder our detection abilities.
Not a chance.
The Cold War still rages on folks........
Shoot straight, Pardner!
Bear D - Recon. Bear F - ASW.
Other versions can and do carry missiles.
I was an Electronic Warfare technician for my 20.