Chapter 2 – The Rise of the Red Tide

Chapter 2 – The Rise of the Red Tide

The Rise of the Red TideChapter 2“Капитан, отпустите командование этим кораблем. Мы вооружены и готовы умереть за наше дело.” English translation, Captain, release command of this ship. We are armed and are willing to die for our cause.Fifteen sailors were assigned to...
Chapter 3 – Fire Away

Chapter 3 – Fire Away

Chapter Three FIRE AWAY   He followed orders and none too soon as the Captain appeared with his cup of coffee in hand and a stern look on his face. “Are we locked in position, chief?” “Yes, Sir” he uttered. The chief checked the coordinates put into RUR-5 ASROC...
Chapter 4 – Bob – Years After Vietnam

Chapter 4 – Bob – Years After Vietnam

  Chapter Four Bob – Years after Vietnam He stood gazing down the pier.  His eyes although stoic swelled up producing a tear that grazed his cheek.  It was a lifetime ago, but the memory was still as vivid as the day it happened. He stared at the ships lining...
Chapter 5 – The Unveiling

Chapter 5 – The Unveiling

Chapter Five The Unveiling   The thick fog covered Point Loma and the Harbor in San Diego like a blanket warming an infant from the cold.  A foghorn sounded alerting mariners of the dangers that may await them. The loud bellowing blast echoes “-BWAAAAAAH-caution,...
Chapter 6, Time to Say Good-Bye

Chapter 6, Time to Say Good-Bye

Chapter Six Time to Say Good-bye Bubba wasn’t married when he entered the Navy, but some of his shipmates were. He had the opportunity to meet a group of the wives when the Captain invited the families of the crew to come aboard for one last visit before the ship...

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