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    [WIW] A submariner watches "Hunt for the Red October"

    For those who may be new to this series, this is the fourth submarine movie that I have reviewed. I have already done Crimson Tide, Down Periscope, and Operation Petticoat. This book (and by extension, the movie) has always had a special meaning to me. My father went through most of his life...
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    [WIW] A Submariner watches "Operation Petticoat"

    For anyone who is new to this series, I am a former US Navy submariner. I have been watching various submarine movies and reporting on their accuracy. I have already done Crimson Tide and Down Periscope . Now, I'll be doing Operation Petticoat. This one dates back to 1959. It's directed by...
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    💯 {Staff Pick} WIW: A Submariner watches "Down Periscope."

    In 1996, David S. Ward directed Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Bruce Dern, Harry Dean Stanton, William H. Macy, Rip Torn, and Cessna in the movie Down Periscope. In 1998, I left my last boat. It wasn't a WWII fleet submarine like the main one in the movie. It was a Los Angeles...
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    💯 {Staff Pick} [WIW] A submariner watches "Crimson Tide"

    Back in 1994, Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman made a movie about a mutiny on a Trident submarine, the USS Alabama. When the movie came out, I had just transferred off of the USS Alabama (SSBN 731), Gold Crew. Several of my friends have been asking me to post a Where I Watch of the movie for a...
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    My housemates downstairs are watching U-571…

    …and it has got to be the loudest submarine movie I have ever heard. "TWO TORPEDOES IN THE WATER!" "EVERYBODY RUN TO THE OTHER END OF THE SUB!" *KLONK KLONK KLONK* "TRY TO FIRE OUR TORPEDOES!" "WE'RE TRYING, BUT OUR TORPEDOES ARE MAKING A WEIRD LOUD NOISE!" "TWO MORE TORPEDOES IN THE WATER!"...
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    [Let's Play!] Silent Hunter 3: The Adventures of Unterseeboot 34

    Hello and welcome to my first ever "Let's Play!". I'm going to be following in the footsteps of a brilliant "Let's Play!" that sadly died a while back, namely True Blue's Silent Hunter III LP, which can be found here: Linky Like him, I am using the GWX3.0 supermod, as well as several other...
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    [Let's Play!]Silent Hunter III: The untersee adventures of U-21

    Hello! And welcome to my second ever Let's Play! This time I'll be going through another somewhat old game, Silent Hunter III. This game is a fairly advanced simulator game featuring World War II era submarine warfare. However while officially the game is old, in many ways it is also quite...
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