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Anav
02-11-2012, 21:57
I got to ride the USS San Jacinto for a week and a half. It was very interesting.
Sure am glad I am in submarines......The link is a few of the pictures I took. I took about 300.
It was cold out there.
http://sailsofglory.org/album.php?albumid=34

The Royal Hajj
02-12-2012, 01:48
Looks like a fun little cruise. I still don't get the point of the Navy camo on ships though!

David Manley
02-12-2012, 02:41
I still don't get the point of the Navy camo on ships though!

As a USN chum described it, it was a cost saving measure - you go overboard, they'll never see you so no point in going through an expensive "man overboard" drill and recovery to pick you up :)

The Royal Hajj
02-12-2012, 03:04
Yes, that's the way I saw it as well. They don't conceal you on the ship, only in the water... where you typically do not want to be concealed!

Coog
02-12-2012, 15:55
USS San Jacinto.....She has to be an excellent ship. After all she is named for the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.