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Pilot Fighter

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I don't know, man, I'm not a squid. I worked as a Reactor Operator for about 15 years with a BUNCH of them though, and they always called submarines boats, and anything on the surface ships.
Maybe it's different from the Naval Aviator point of view?
Sorry, was addressing surface vessels ...forgot about subs. You're right.
 

Pilot Fighter

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Ship. Submarines are boats.
...at least that's what my Navy friends tell me.
A further note, context matters. If I were asking a pilot about his previous cruises, I'd ask him what ships he's been on. An aircrew would refer to their ship as The Boat but wouldn't call a collection of more than one carrier, boats.

I've heard sub guys call their subs boats but probably follow the carrier example and refer to multiple subs as ships.
 

BigZ

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A further note, context matters. If I were asking a pilot about his previous cruises, I'd ask him what ships he's been on. An aircrew would refer to their ship as The Boat but wouldn't call a collection of more than one carrier, boats.

I've heard sub guys call their subs boats but probably follow the carrier example and refer to multiple subs as ships.
Funny, in Russian surface vessels are ships and subs are boats. Same in German I think. Might have originated from the ww1 subs being way smaller than surface battleship, about the size of a decent patrol boat methinks.
 

Inverted

#inspirationing
I don't know, man, I'm not a squid. I worked as a Reactor Operator for about 15 years with a BUNCH of them though, and they always called submarines boats, and anything on the surface ships.
Maybe it's different from the Naval Aviator point of view?
As a former squid, I can confirm that my aircraft carrier was the boat. We always had to get back to "the boat" lol.
 

Nark

Sheepdog
@AAPalmTree With a little trepidation, I finally clicked the link. It's pretty nutty the a clarity.
I figured the Chinese have already had me on a watch list, and has hacked my computer, why not click the link....
 

AAPalmTree

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@AAPalmTree With a little trepidation, I finally clicked the link. It's pretty nutty the a clarity.
I figured the Chinese have already had me on a watch list, and has hacked my computer, why not click the link....
Yeah, the link does come up looking bad. You can view it through the google link I posted. I zoomed into a license plate and could read it a 1/4 of a mile away.
 

Nark

Sheepdog
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-F’n something in FAI the other day too. Felt brisk for sure but not like in olden times when it really got cold there.
Sitting the in jumpseat of an Alaska bird trying to go south, captain looks to the FO, "isn't there a temp limitation about taxiing?" * some such memory of their memory items.

I used to fly out of PAFA when the day time high was -40. We had an arbitrary cutoff number of -50 I think. I don't miss any part of Fairbanks.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
Sitting the in jumpseat of an Alaska bird trying to go south, captain looks to the FO, "isn't there a temp limitation about taxiing?" * some such memory of their memory items.

I used to fly out of PAFA when the day time high was -40. We had an arbitrary cutoff number of -50 I think. I don't miss any part of Fairbanks.
And yet all the Fairbanks transplants start complaining when it’s 35° F and rain in JNU “but Fairbanks was a DRY COLD!!!”
 
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