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25 years ago off of the Charleston coast. A diesel boat close to home in the middle of a battle group doing exercises. One of the guys who died had just transferred from where I was working, it was considered cush duty as it was a seagoing billet but this old boat only did short stints for training surface guys.

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pretty exclusive group, eh?

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I had an Uncle who retired as a Chief Petty Officer - quartermaster - on diesel subs. He was my favorite uncle - his arms and legs were covered with old school tatoos. He had some stories.

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pretty exclusive group, eh?

We've had some spammers join up unfortunately so the group owner had to be a bit more selective...

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They say Diesel Boaters never get the smell off.

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Diesel permeates everything for sure - we had one for backup power and ran it a number of times during run up to patrol and on exercises when we went off of patrol and its pretty pungent.

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Sounds like you are Air Force material

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