NEO:

As so often, Mac nails it, directly on the head with a solid stroke. BZ, my friend.

Originally posted on theleansubmariner:

One of my recurring nightmares from many years in the service was missing ship’s movement.

It was drilled into us from the very early days as boots that missing a ship’s movement was one of the worst sins you could do as a sailor. The cost was high. In times of war, you could even be considered a deserter. Court Martial was a horrible thing to have to face. Shame for yourself, your family and worst of all, the very real fact that you failed your shipmates.

Iowa Class B Ship in action

That’s right. You had an assignment and someone else had to fill in for you. Maybe you being gone would mean a missed valve that caused a flooding incident. Maybe the man who filled in for you doing port and starboard watches failed to see something due to his tiredness which caused a catastrophic loss. Maybe your turn on the radar scope would…

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  1. Another great post!

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    • It is, I wish it were mine! :-)

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      • But you put it up there. That makes it partly your message; you shared it with the rest of us.

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      • That is true, and I was proud to post it, and agree with every word.

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