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Tweaky Toilet Costs Skipper His Sub

Discussion in 'Submarines and ASW Technology' started by namvet, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. namvet

    namvet Member

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    is this for real??? well i guess behind every successful behind is a toilet

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  2. CAC

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    Yeah sounds true...not a sunmariner myself, but they'l all tell you about the toilets - heads. They not only need to be pumped, but pumped ina certain order...opening one valve closing another, then reverse the order...sometimes one can get the order wrong and the contents of the head comes whooshing back up at you. with the sea behind it! It can theoretically flood the sub...I'm sure any subbies out there could explain it better.
     
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    yeah sounds true...All Submariners talk about the toilets or head in a submarine needs to be pumped and pumped in a certain order...valves opened and others closed and then the order reversed...one can get the order wrong and have the contents of the head whoosh back up at you...with the force of the ocean behind it! It can flood a submarine...I'm sure any subbies could explain it better.
     
  4. Takao

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    Yep, it is true. However, U-1206 is sometimes misreported as U-120.

    Although, it can't be any more humiliating than the sinking of the USS Guitarro in '69.
     
  5. CAC

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    Oops! Please delete second post - busy busy busy..!
     
  6. Victor Gomez

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    Just a thought....knowing how some of you party and get hung over......wonder what happens when you are trying to sequence the valves with yo face down there and get it backwards.I could see how a bubble head might abandon the room for an extended escape. The bidet is a little overwhelming?
     
  7. Skipper

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    Na, I still have both my toilets and my sub . :p


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  8. namvet

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    gotta be a master mind to figure this stuff out

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  9. Phantom of the Ruhr

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    Had to look that one up. Humiliating indeed.
     
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    Let it down the toilet and go to disinfect you with a Calvados!!!:D
     

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