posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 05:39 AM
reply to post by Scoundrel
I served in the US Navy and was stationed aboard ship all throughout. This wave, while 'creepy' indeed, is nothing. The talking you hear is
nothing more than 'quartermaster, take a heading, helmsman left half rudder, continue to such and such course, or on my mark, steady as she goes ect.
Any other talk on the bridge is done in whispers, if not by the Officer of the deck, or the Jr Ensign. Now I'm sure the O.D had something to say,
and that the Capt was called to the bridge immediately.
I have been in storms in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where my ship would ride up and up and up, finally crest, then go down, slamming the 1/3 of
the ships bottom that got exposed while cresting. That part would create a splash that soaked the ship. After you crested, you go into the trough, at
the bottom of the trough, you faced a wall of water that was higher than the tallest part of the ship. Then you accelerate up the wall, and crash down
again. Sometimes the bow/derrick arms (amphib LST) would penetrate the wall. That WAS scary.
There is not a ride in the world that comes close to that. There are no seat belts, there is no pimply faced guy to unbuckle you at the end in 2
minutes, and no girlfriend to make fun of for being scared. At times it was life or death, no reset button, and nobody for hundreds of miles.