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#176189 - 11/11/06 11:07 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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#176190 - 11/13/06 02:55 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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Originally posted by BillyB:
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1980-1984 Lieutenant, US Navy
Academy grad?
I ended up spending 4 years as a Surface Warfare Line Officer assigned to Marine Propulsion Engineering billets. Great experience.
So I guess I picked a good chap to ask about prop pitch and smart tabs then
PP,
Unfortunately I learned about tabs on my own. Can you imagine the size of the tabs needed to make any difference on a 600' destroyer!!! Now, if you want to discuss 1200 psi 956* superheated steam systems, gas turbines or main reduction gears, I'm your man! FYI, did you know prop shafts are hollow?


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#176191 - 11/13/06 03:08 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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Can you imagine if they were not hollow?



#176192 - 11/13/06 03:10 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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So they are actually "prop tubes"??? How interesting.
John, I am almost afraid to ask you if you saw combat, cause if you did, I am guessing it was not pretty.


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#176193 - 11/13/06 09:35 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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Suffolk Co AFB, NY
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Nam, Grmy.

Now a CA with the US Army Corp of Engineers in NY.


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#176194 - 11/14/06 11:34 AM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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So they are actually "prop tubes"??? How interesting.
It's not so much for weight reduction as it is for distributing the torque across a larger surface area. If the shaft was solid, all torque would be concentrated at the center point of the shaft. By making it hollow, the torque is spread around the ID of the shaft. Imagine the torque a 17' dia. propeller exerts on the shaft. Anyway, that was a while ago, I'm sure newer technologies have replaced alot of what I was familiar with.


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#176195 - 11/14/06 09:00 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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#176196 - 11/16/06 10:53 AM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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Suffolk Co AFB, NY
I didn't know there was a base in Suffolk County! (My mom grew up in Farmingdale)


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#176197 - 11/16/06 11:43 AM Re: How Many Vets On Board?  
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#443745 - 11/06/08 01:10 AM Re: How Many Vets On Board? [Re: Big Daddy]  
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#443969 - 11/07/08 12:43 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board? [Re: Lambert Laker]  
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Ahh, I see we are digging up a 2 yr old thread. No problem as I didn't post on the original thread. here's me:

United States Navy
  • 1988 - 1989 - Orlando Boot Camp, Nuke "A" School, Nuke Power School
  • 1989 - 1990 - Nuke Training Ballston Spa, NY, USS Triton
  • 1990 - 1993 - New Construction, USS Maryland, SSBN 738, New London, CT - Kings Bay, GA
  • 1993 - 1995 - Shore Duty, Kings Bay, GA
  • 1995 - 1997 - USS Eisenhower, CVN 69, Norfolk, VA

Total time = 9.5 years
Achieved Rank = E-6


Alcohol causes pancreatitis. I almost died.

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#444564 - 11/12/08 01:19 AM Re: How Many Vets On Board? [Re: Squid]  
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US Army 1988-Present. Blackhawk helicopter pilot, CW4. Just got orders to Ft. Belvoir, VA.

* 1988-1990 Monterey, CA; Defense Language Institute (Czech student)
* 1990-1992 Ft. Drum, NY
* 1992-1994 Ft. Rucker, AL (Flight School student)
* 1994-1996 Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA (UH-1 Huey pilot)
* 1996-1999 Ft. Wainwright, AK (UH-1 and UH-60 blackhawk pilot)
* 1999-2002 Ft. Campbell, KY (UH-60 pilot) 101st Airborne
* 2002-2003 Seoul, Korea (UH-60 pilot)
* 2003-present Ft. Campbell, KY (UH-60 pilot) 2 Iraq deployments, and currently in Afghanistan

Expect to be at Ft. Belvoir, VA boating on the Potomac by the end of May 2009.


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#444669 - 11/12/08 04:29 PM Re: How Many Vets On Board? [Re: Squid]  
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Squid - I missed this thread as well.

May 1975 to August 1975 - MCRD San Diego (I'm a Hollywood Marine funny)

Training at Camp Lejune, North Carolina

1976 to 1977 - 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Camp Pendleton, California.

1977 to 1979 - 1st Radio Battalion, FMF - Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Hawaii (now called Marine Corps Air Facility Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii)

Semper Fi 75 usa1

urah

and

goodnight Chesty Puller, wherever you are. thumb


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