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    Re: About that Russian Submarine... without facts, theories abound.

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Thats an awful lot of brass on a submarine. We load our submarines with that much brass for any reason at all? I cant see a reason to do that. Why would there be 7 captains on a submarine? Those boys in the picture by the looks of the salad bars, look like they have been there and got the T-Shirt, more than a few times. Definitely something weird was or is going on.
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    Re: About that Russian Submarine... without facts, theories abound.

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Thats an awful lot of brass on a submarine. We load our submarines with that much brass for any reason at all? I cant see a reason to do that. Why would there be 7 captains on a submarine? Those boys in the picture by the looks of the salad bars, look like they have been there and got the T-Shirt, more than a few times. Definitely something weird was or is going on.
    Yup. Whatever they were doing, it was far above conscripted pay grade.


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    Re: About that Russian Submarine... without facts, theories abound.

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Thats an awful lot of brass on a submarine. We load our submarines with that much brass for any reason at all? I cant see a reason to do that. Why would there be 7 captains on a submarine? Those boys in the picture by the looks of the salad bars, look like they have been there and got the T-Shirt, more than a few times. Definitely something weird was or is going on.
    Well, it is not the US Navy, the ranks are not the same.

    The 1 Captain Lieutenant is roughly the same as a US O-2, Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade - Army First Lieutenant.
    The 2 Third Rank Captains are roughly equivalent to the US O-3, Navy Lieutenant - Army Captain.
    The 3 Second Rank Captains are roughly equivalent to the US O-4, Navy Lieutenant Commander - Army Major.
    The 7 First Rank Captains are roughly equivalent to the US O-5, Navy Commander - Army Lieutenant Colonel.

    The 1 Lieutenant Colonel Is unusual, because while all of the other ranks were purely Russian Navy ranks, that one is of the Russian Navy Ground Forces (roughly equivalent to the Marine Corps). And his rank when converted is roughly that of Navy Lieutenant Commander - Marine Major.

    So while that is a rank heavy group, it is not as rank heavy as it first appears to be.
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