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Keith Brownmiller

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A paint scrapper worth 50 cents was accidentally dropped into a torpedo launcher on the US nuclear sub Swordfish in 1978, thereby jamming the loading piston in the submarines cylinder. After divers toiled in vain for a week trying to free the piston. It was eventually decided to put the Swordfish into dry-dock where her repair bill came to $171,000.
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I wonder what happened to the sailor who accidentally dropped the scrapper?
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A paint scrapper worth 50 cents was accidentally dropped into a torpedo launcher on the US nuclear sub Swordfish in 1978, thereby jamming the loading piston in the submarines cylinder. After divers toiled in vain for a week trying to free the piston. It was eventually decided to put the Swordfish into dry-dock where her repair bill came to $171,000.

Keith, did anything like that ever happen to someone in your Marine company? Did someone damage a bazooka or tank?
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Not in my unit, however there have been "accidents" that could match or beat the paint scrapper. Maybe we could have a forum topic for "accidents"? If we did, I could add one or two to start it off.
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