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Old 28-06-2020, 06:45   #1
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In Bound Sub (Ocean to Chesapeake Bay)

Keep your distance.

The patrol boats and their young skippers were like a hornets nest that had just been poked by a stick keeping boats at least 500 yards away from the sub.

I'm maybe 550-600 here just outside the shipping channel.
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Re: In Bound Sub (Ocean to Chesapeake Bay)

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Keep your distance.

The patrol boats and their young skippers were like a hornets nest that had just been poked by a stick keeping boats at least 500 yards away from the sub.

I'm maybe 550-600 here just outside the shipping channel.
Very common on the approaches to Norfolk. Of course it is easy to know they are coming because they are broadcasting constant advisories on CH16.

Except... for the smaller subs. Those donít get the same protective shield as the big boomers, and sometime donít even broadcast securite messages. Last time coming in we had a small sub get way closer than Iíd like without a bit of notice. Nothing dangerous, but a case of ďWhatís that? Right over there?Ē They are hard to see!
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Very common on the approaches to Norfolk. Of course it is easy to know they are coming because they are broadcasting constant advisories on CH16.

Except... for the smaller subs. Those donít get the same protective shield as the big boomers, and sometime donít even broadcast securite messages. Last time coming in we had a small sub get way closer than Iíd like without a bit of notice. Nothing dangerous, but a case of ďWhatís that? Right over there?Ē They are hard to see!
Yep, same distance no magnification.

If you are even a mile or two away, it can look like a buoy or something
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