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Re: Might as well have a Wolfpack thread...?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 05:25:07 AM »
Uboats were so challenging.
One was actually lost due to a problem with the toilet.  There were only two on the boat, one was reserved for the captain and officers, and all the detritus was stored in a holding tank.  (Don't ask)
The material could not be ejected at depth, so the tank could fill up quickly.  The procedure was complicated enough that at least one time, the pump was set up incorrectly, and the ship lost positive buoyancy.  Think  about it.
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Re: Might as well have a Wolfpack thread...?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2019, 01:22:57 PM »
There's something about this in the recent UBOAT windows game, too. One of the pieces of tech you can send officers off to help research, are toilets that function at lower depths.
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Re: Might as well have a Wolfpack thread...?
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2019, 01:42:11 PM »
O:-)


(Full disclosure.  I attended NC State for 1 year before completing my studies at UNCC, so gotta plug my almost alma mater) <:-)
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Re: Might as well have a Wolfpack thread...?
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2019, 01:45:54 PM »
Uboats were so challenging.
One was actually lost due to a problem with the toilet.  There were only two on the boat, one was reserved for the captain and officers, and all the detritus was stored in a holding tank.  (Don't ask)
The material could not be ejected at depth, so the tank could fill up quickly.  The procedure was complicated enough that at least one time, the pump was set up incorrectly, and the ship lost positive buoyancy.  Think  about it.

So that's why they're called "plunger boats."   :DD


I saw the video and I was laughing so much, and between that I kept saying "Why isn't someone the Skipper here?" that alone added to the hilarity. 
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Re: Might as well have a Wolfpack thread...?
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2019, 02:00:32 PM »
Lordy.  Looks like this would be fun with the right group and utter madness with the wrong group ("What do you mean you fired all of the torpedoes? We're still in port!").

As demonstrated in the video, heh.

Could actually be used as a training example to demonstrate why there are rigorous checklists and chains of command in the military, especially on subs!

Tortuga Power and some other You Tubers didn't fare any better either.   ::)

Which was equally hilarious.
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