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    1921, when the Barracuda class was built:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ed_States_Navy

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhoundollie View Post
    I wonder at what point in time the US navy changed from naming submarines after snakes to naming them after fish? Not that it really matters much but, some one keep track of the next time they change what they name them after. I place $5.00 in the pool and vote they name them after Victoria's Secret female undies types.
    Times change. Today's more [ read as 'excess' IMNSHO] creative latitude of naming capital ships is not far from selecting Vicky Snicker models. I'm glad to be retired from Naval service, there are ships I'd be unhappy representing by Command rocker on my jumper sleeve.
    USS Independence, Enterprise, Kitty Hawk, Flatley, Cowpens, et-al; that's one thing. The USS SomeBodyNotHeldInHighRegard, hell no!
    In 1959 there was an undies attempt via Hollywood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Petticoat
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    Photograph with 2 captions: (1) "Improvement of the Mississippi River between the Illinois and Ohio Rivers" and (2) "Details of Construction. Negative 3. Taken Sept. 22, 1882. Mattress ways for making mattress 2 feet thick--used in the construction of submergible dams."
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    Well I do not see any mattresses but I do see a UFO in the top left corner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Well I do not see any mattresses but I do see a UFO in the top left corner!
    There's an alien standing on the deck looking at us right behind that box. Short guy with a round head.

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    I can almost see a smile on his face/her face/it's face.

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    That's Cap't Stan...

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    I hear he has a really hard head. You could break a board over his head and he wouldn't mind at all.

    But, then the mess would have to be cleaned up by Jan Itor.

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    Plenty of 'mattresses'; those are the bound mats of tree branches. They are on the incline to get them in the water easier. Purpose is to stabilize river bottom from erosion by the current where they sink.
    And Cap't Stan's job likely winches a line anchored upstream while they place mats, then pull forward incrementally.
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