And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
The worst fears for a submariner are a fire in the battery compartment, which runs out of control (AS-31), or a hot run torpedo (Kursk), though failure of a main seawater valve, and its alleged fail safe backup, is not a sight a submariner likes to see in the engineering spaces.ReplyDelete
The primary thought in every submariner's mind is maintaining a safe submarine ratio of one surfacing to one submergence.ReplyDelete
Analogous to the aviation maxim: Takeoffs are optional, landings are mandatory.Delete
There was a lot to be said for not installing screen doors....ReplyDelete