Latest Update: 12 February 2013
My Life and Times Aboard
USS Providence SSN-719
"I dragged my gear down to the shore and saw the submariners,
the way they stood aloof and silent, watching their pigboat with loving eyes.
They are alone in the Navy.
I admired the PT boys.
And I often wondered how the aviators had the courage to go out day after day,
and I forgave their boasting.
But the submariners! In the entire fleet they stand apart."
James A. Michener, Tales of the South Pacific -- 1946
“Crewmen of the mighty
All submariners of the world, join as one in prayer.
We’re Brothers of the Dolphin, you know we really care.
It could be you, it could be me beneath the waves out there.”
Cox – ‘
“So what do you say my friend?
Can you be a submariner?
Can you take a ping? Can you qualify?
Do you have a cool demeanor?
Many try, most drop like flies,
The manly tough survive.
You may think we’re a cocky bunch,
When danger calls that’s when we thrive!
Not everyone can be a submariner.
Not everyone can be a ‘Bottom Gun.’
Not everyone can be a submariner, no, no.
Cool under fire and always know the job will get done.
Bobby Reed – ‘Not Everyone Can Be A Submariner’
Submarine Verses from the Navy Hymn
"Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be,
Protect each one we ask of thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray,
For their return by night and day."
- Rev. Gale Williamson
"Lord God, our power evermore,
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor,
Dive with our men beneath the sea;
Traverse the depths protectively.
O hear us when we pray, and keep
Them safe from peril in the deep."
- David B. Miller (1965)
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