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10 things that will happen in every SUBMARINE movie...!!


1. The salty crew members will yap about whether the "old man" Captain knows what he is doing.

2. There will be a tense scene where crush depth is approached

3. They will dive at three degrees down bubble

4. The engine room will flood

5. They will have turn right full rudder....never left full rudder

6. A pipe will spring a leak

7. Depth charges will be dropped close enough to shake the sub, but never do any damage

8. They captain will scream at the XO that HE IS THE CAPTAIN!!

9. Sonar will pick up a ship closing in FAST!!

10. They will all be ordered to be quiet for a few minutes so they aren't detected by the enemy...

Feel free to add to this list...

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11. There will be a tense scene where the boat is forced to make a crash dive from a surfaced position.

12. Crew will invariably include at least one colorful/comical/oddball character. This will almost always be an enlisted man.

13. There will be at least a couple of scenes depicting the sub transitting underwater, and it will always look like a toy submarine passing underwater through a huge tank or swimming pool.

14. The Radio Operator will always hand the Skipper a copy of some message from Sub Command, and said message will always cause the Skipper varying degrees of anxiety.

15. They'll always depict the Sonar Operator correctly identifying underwater sounds as being propeller noise from either freighter or warship. You will never hear the sound of other underwater marine life, such as porpoise or whale noises (which aren't uncommon, and can actually be conducted underwater many hundreds if not thousands of miles).



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Your number 12 cracked me up. It can only be a wacky officer if it is surface ship....Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts, or Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat...etc!

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I just thought of one exception to Number 12, and that was the character played by Alan Hale in "Up Periscope" (1959), with James Garner, Edmond O'Brien. In that film, Hale played a certain Lt. Pat Malone, and he was essentially the comic-relief character on the sub's crew.

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16. The sub will "sink a truck!"

Just kidding, its my favorite scene in Operation Petticoat.

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6-B. They eliminate the pipe leak by only closing ONE shut-off valve

- and not a second one (on the other side of the leak that would keep the now-unpressurized liquid in the remaining pipe section from draining out of the crack). Note: I apologize for lack of brevity :-(

6-C. No mention is ever made concerning the existence and/or condition of backup/ redundant pipes performing the same function as the cracked pipe.

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The words "Up Periscope" are uttered, followed by a swivelling round of the periscope, followed by a shot of the destroyer/warship/whatever HEADING STRAIGHT TOWARDS THE SUBMARINE.


Followed by "DIVE! DIVE!! DIVE!!!"

and then all of the nervous looks, shuddering camera & falling/stumbling on cue after the depth charge detonates.

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There will be tons of undecipherable terms- FULL RUDDER RIGHT 2-1-8...BUBBLE!

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easily decipherable... There. Fixed it for you.

I joined the Navy to see the world, only to discover the world is 2/3 water!

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I'm sure you understand they're not to the general public. We all have our specialties, submarines are as uncommon as any other particular hobby

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Knowing the proper procedures for the orders etc... yes.

Simply understanding them when stated....
If you had a lick of common sense, you could decipher them.

Left full rudder...
Turn your rudder to the left all the way, as opposed to turning it to the right, or turning it left only 5° or 10°

218°... a course heading.

X number of degrees up or down "bubble"...
The angle the sub will point its nose up or down vertically, for ascending or descending to a new depth.

Again... you would need the special training to understand and carry out the orders and procedures.


You do not need special training to simply understand them. especially when given in the context of the scene.
You just need intelligence and common sense.

However by definition, half the people in the world are below average intelligence And common sense is no longer common.

So yes, my apologies... I am pretty sure you're right and that understanding these terms is beyond your ability.

I joined the Navy to see the world, only to discover the world is 2/3 water!

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Fantastic getting intelligence lessons from a soldier (real or wannabe, not sure which is worst). Please go back to bashing liberals and looking for "coloreds"

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Sailor, not soldier... You are not doing much to raise my opinion of your intelligence.

Actually, you're confirming it.


OH and very real.



Have no fraking clue what you are talking about "looking for coloreds" unless you are trying to insinuate falsely for absolutely no reason that I am racist even though I have never Ever said one thing racist.

I joined the Navy to see the world, only to discover the world is 2/3 water!

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The dead are always shot out of the torpedo tubes! (just kidding)

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