Notes: Not sure why I drew this one, showing fellow NAVET Alvah Lackey. Probably because that's where I spent copious amounts of time
every time we came to periscope depth and never did attempt to draw myself :-)
I do remember one patrol out of Guam, we were fairly close to Japan. We came to periscope depth, and for some reason, seemed to remain there for a long time. Bored with searching for radars, I tuned around and found an FM station from Japan that was playing the "top 40" hits of the day. Suddenly I realized the music was filling the entire control room, as the OOD switched the ECM output to the periscope speaker. I remember SN Franklin, the helmsman, and a couple of others rocking with the beat. Suddenly, the CO, Captain Demmin, appeared and asked to see the ECM log. "I don't see this ECM contact logged. If you don't consider it a threat to the boat, I suggest you resume your scans," the Captain politely said. Never tried that again, and pretty much stuck to business thereafter!
Next to the ECM booth is the ships radar. I remember once we were heading to sea, steaming through the choppy Straits of Juan de Fuca shortly after the shipyard at Bremerton. This was like a 6 hour maneuvering watch. It was slow. Then an exchange something like this occured: "Radar - Bridge - any significant radar contacts?" said Lt. Denzien, the OOD on the Bridge. "Bridge - Radar - only contact on the radar screen is a big green rain cloud, range 2 miles, zero angle on the bow" I replied. "Radar - Bridge - pick up the sound powered phone."
On the sound powered phones, I got quite a butt chewing from the OOD for not taking my job serious, screwing around, and he doesn't appreciate my flavor of humor when he's bouncing around in choppy seas, in the pitch dark, and can't see a thing.
About 10 minutes later over the 1MC I hear the OOD scream: "Control - Bridge - FOUR RAINCOATS TO THE BRIDGE - NOW!" Then "Radar - bridge - pick up the sound powered phones." When I answered, I heard Lt. Denzien say "you're vindicated."