sad that the submarine I served on in the U.S. Navy (the USS Pasadena – SSN 752) is apparently scheduled to be decommissioned and scrapped in a few years. Spent about 4 of the best (and worst) years of my life on that pig, and crawled into nearly every nook and cranny in and outside the pressure hull during numerous field days, dry docks and overhauls, long qualification studies, or just out of plain boredom or curiosity. Continue reading My Old Sub Will be Decommissioned in a Few Years
poem © Jeffrey Beaty
September 1993 — 19 lines
Written after a late night visit to the top of the “sail” (conning tower) of the USS Pasadena, SSN 752, a nuclear submarine that was making way on the surface of the Persian Gulf.