posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Slash
Funny story. I posted this on ATS before.
My step dad was a petty officer on the USS Enterprise. Back in the day they would throw their trash bags overboard. Well he went to throw a bag and
the drawstring caught his wrist. He plunged off of the Enterprise. They rescued him though.
I read a cold war story somewhere about a Soviet ELINT trawler customarily shadowing the Enterprise battlegroup fishing through the garbage, looking
for intelligence material that may have been carelessly disguarded.
One day the crew of one of the Destroyer's in the CVBG picket thought they would have some fun and gathered up all the old porn on the ship and
tossed it overboard with the trash.
Supposedly the Soviet crew repaid the favor by somehow floating a case of vodka for the Destroyer crew to pick up.
A sea story, I know, but it sounded too good not to share.