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Abort-Retry-Fail: Happy birthday, bubble boats

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By Bill Gregory

Tomorrow, April 11, will be the 108th birthday of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. This is of interest to me because for most of my 21 years of active Naval service, I worked on submarines (affectionately referred to as "bubble boats" or "bubble machines"). I never was assigned to one so I didn't have any sea time under water (unless you count the eight hours of the dependents cruise I took my wife on) but, being assigned to a submarine tender, I worked on many of them. The training that I received for those assignments was my first real introduction to computers.


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