Friday, 20 January 2012

A Submariners Lounge Tribute To USS Scorpion

Even in time of war, the US Submarine Service only mans its boats with volunteers. Even then, it only takes the best of those who do volunteer. That is why the sailors in the submarine service are known as the best of the best in the navy. To be a submarine sailor means that you have not only met but exceeded the expectations of the United States Navy.

A submarine sailor can expect to spend long months underwater, never surfacing, never smelling fresh-air, in cramped quarters, and working 12 to 16 hour days, 7 days a week while at sea. Any submarine sailor will tell you that they dont just have shipmates, they have family.

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a Skipjack-class nuclear submarine of the United States Navy, and the sixth ship of the U.S. Navy to carry that name. Scorpion was declared lost on 5 June 1968 with 99 crew members dying in the incident.Gone but not Forgotten My Bubblehead Brothers their Families And Friends we Thank You.

The Submariner's Prayer

Almighty, Everlasting God, the Protector of all those
who put their trust in Thee: hear our prayers in behalf
of Thy servants who sail their vessels beneath the seas.
We beseech Thee to keep in Thy sustaining care all
who are in submarines, that they may be delivered
from the hidden dangers of the deep.
Grant them courage, and a devotion to fulfill their duties,
that they may better serve Thee and their native land.
Though acquainted with the depths of the ocean,
deliver them from the depths of despair and the
dark hours of the absence of friendliness and grant
them a good ship's spirit.
Bless all their kindred and loved ones from whom they are separated.
When they surface their ships, may they praise Thee for
Thou art there as well as in the deep.
Fill them with Thy Spirit that they may be sure in their reckonings,
unwavering in duty, high in purpose, and upholding the honor
of their nation.

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