US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Quonset Point, RI

Overnight on a Russian Submarine


On a bone-chilling evening on 12 March, 2004, Sea Cadets from NCBC Battalion, Quonset Point RI, joined with their shipmates from FALCON Division, Providence RI, to spend an overnight training evolution aboard the Russian guided missile submarine JULIETT 484. With the expert guidance provided by the Saratoga Museum Foundation's Chief of the Boat and Engineer Jim Eastwood III, and with the able assistance from C/1st LT Michael Isherwood from the Marine Corps Cadet Academy, the Cadets were given the "stem to stern" tour, with lectures and demonstrations on the mission of this submarine, ship operations, and crew habitability. The Cadets ended the evening with below-the-waterline pizza party and watched the movie K-19: The Widowmaker - a film where this Juliett-class submarine actually played a starring role. After early morning reveille, the Cadets turned to and cleaned up the ship, finishing with a tour of the topside and superstructure of the submarine.

More information on the JULIETT 484 can be found on the Saratoga Museum Foundation's web site for the boat, at http://www.juliett484.org/juliett/. A news article on the Sea Cadet visit can also be found on the JULIETT web site, at http://www.juliett484.org/juliett/news/news.html. The web site for the Saratoga Museum Foundation can be found at http://www.saratogamuseum.org/. The web site for FALCON Division can be found at http://www.falcondivision.org/

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JULIETT 484

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Sea Cadets board the submarine.
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Moving forward to get below deck.
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COB points to emergency beacon.
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Cadets assemble atop fwd stbd missile tube.
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Inspecting the fire control and targeting radar.
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View off stbd fwd bow.
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Cadets check out fwd sail (rotated)
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Cadets assemble for morning colors.
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NCBC Petty Officers brief the CO on the POD.
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NCBC CO ... doing paperwork.
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It'll take some doing to roust this bunch.
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Just before reveille.
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It almost seems a shame to wake them.
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"Reveille, reveille! Turn to and clean up the ship!"
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One of several watertight doors.
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NCBC and FALCON LPOs discuss the agenda.
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Dog watch Cadets finish the night's log.
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Tough to get it in gear without sunshine.
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Cadets and staff assemble, deep below the waterline.
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NCBC MAA is ready to go.
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NCBC CO briefs the upcoming schedule.
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Whoa - low overhead.
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Cadets listen attentively.
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The energy in the room is contagious.
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FALCON LPO is extraordinarily chipper.
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Officer's mess doubled as ship's surgery.
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NCBC Cadet makes final log entries.
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JULIETT COB gets the report for the night.

Sea Cadets Topside




 
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