The Awesome Three...

The Awesome Three...

Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

May 10th, 2010, 1:17 am #1

Snipes really do " rule " (Pirates though they be... see the background for proof!)



Jerry, Gary, Fred
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Joined: November 21st, 2004, 9:28 pm

May 11th, 2010, 6:02 pm #2

You should see the picture on their shirts up close.
I am sure it's a picture of Jerry with his very visible "plumbers crack".
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Joined: November 21st, 2004, 9:28 pm

May 11th, 2010, 6:03 pm #3

Snipes really do " rule " (Pirates though they be... see the background for proof!)



Jerry, Gary, Fred
That is also the spot where "Flight Tech" takes his naps. It seems to be snipe central.
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Joined: January 21st, 2005, 9:59 am

May 11th, 2010, 7:22 pm #4

It is called "Combat Central" snipes country
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Joined: October 10th, 2005, 8:42 pm

May 12th, 2010, 1:19 pm #5

I ventured into snipe's country once.
It was a dark and scary place.
Valves, gages and pipes everywhere.
The smell of diesel and machinery was ever present.
The deck would rattle with every step as if to say
"intruder alert".
As I walked between the sleeping giant engines I could feel the awesome power. It was like walking by a pair of sleeping lions and trying not to awaken them.
Shaft alley appeared to be a tunnel to nowhere that only the bravest dare to enter.
The bilge resembled a black hole where if things went in they never came out.
I felt uneasy, like the feeling you get in an old empty house and it seems like spirits from the past are just behind your every step raising goose bumps. I did not tarry long.
I went back up the ladder into more familiar fresh air and sunshine.
Those spaces are best left to the qualified and the brave.

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Joined: January 21st, 2005, 9:59 am

May 12th, 2010, 3:58 pm #6

Thank you from all of the snipes very much, for all of the kind words,very nicely written.
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

May 12th, 2010, 7:30 pm #7

I ventured into snipe's country once.
It was a dark and scary place.
Valves, gages and pipes everywhere.
The smell of diesel and machinery was ever present.
The deck would rattle with every step as if to say
"intruder alert".
As I walked between the sleeping giant engines I could feel the awesome power. It was like walking by a pair of sleeping lions and trying not to awaken them.
Shaft alley appeared to be a tunnel to nowhere that only the bravest dare to enter.
The bilge resembled a black hole where if things went in they never came out.
I felt uneasy, like the feeling you get in an old empty house and it seems like spirits from the past are just behind your every step raising goose bumps. I did not tarry long.
I went back up the ladder into more familiar fresh air and sunshine.
Those spaces are best left to the qualified and the brave.
Bob, I kinda expect to find Vincent Price in the Engine room from now on
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Joined: October 10th, 2005, 8:42 pm

May 12th, 2010, 11:20 pm #8

Qualified snipes need not worry.
You are in home territory.
Woe to those who tresspass into the snipe zone from the deck world above.
Now, snipes above deck....now that is a different story.

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

May 13th, 2010, 3:29 am #9

I have diesel in my blood. When I am there, I can feel the my father's spirit near me. I can sense the sweat and blood that were spilled there in wars long ago... but standing on those deck plates, one feels it was only yesterday.

On the upper decks, if you listen, you can hear the rumble of guns and the running feet of so many Sailors. One can feel the ship move and sense her life.

Thanks, Bob... It is a gift to be able to visit, to work and to be a part of it all. Your thoughts are on the mark, as always.
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 7:02 pm

May 14th, 2010, 12:03 am #10

I ventured into snipe's country once.
It was a dark and scary place.
Valves, gages and pipes everywhere.
The smell of diesel and machinery was ever present.
The deck would rattle with every step as if to say
"intruder alert".
As I walked between the sleeping giant engines I could feel the awesome power. It was like walking by a pair of sleeping lions and trying not to awaken them.
Shaft alley appeared to be a tunnel to nowhere that only the bravest dare to enter.
The bilge resembled a black hole where if things went in they never came out.
I felt uneasy, like the feeling you get in an old empty house and it seems like spirits from the past are just behind your every step raising goose bumps. I did not tarry long.
I went back up the ladder into more familiar fresh air and sunshine.
Those spaces are best left to the qualified and the brave.
Bob;
You sure know how to make someone feel home sick. Especially when this Snipe has not been on board and down in his home for such a long time. Very well written and thanks.
Remember Snipes rule. Rocky
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