The following transcript was recorded from the Conn Open Mike when Snook was leaving Mare Island Naval Shipyard for sea trials after completing a major overhaul. The Captain was Cdr. James D. Cossey. Diving Officer was ETC(SS) Fred Clark. Listen closely to the background to hear the NAVSAT teletype, different hydraulic sounds, and other equipment/system noises. If you select the audio version please be patient as it loads since it is a big file. However, I think you will find it worth the wait! The audio file has been edited to remove any "quiet" periods to make the file as small as possible.
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(Changed from Real Audio to mp3 format - 10/12/10)
CONN-RADIO, DID YOU RECEIVE MY LAST?
I HAVE A FIX AVAILABLE.
UNDERSTAND NO NEW TRAFFIC, PUT RECEIVERS IN HOLD, WE'LL BE DIVING TO 120 FEET.
PUT RECEIVERS IN HOLD, DIVING TO 120 FEET, CONN-RADIO AYE.
I HAVE ANOTHER FIX AVAILABLE.
HAVE A FIX AVAILABLE, AYE.
CONN-RADIO, RECEIVERS IN HOLD.
MR. .....[Unable to understand what name is mentioned...any ideas?] SUBMERGE THE SHIP TO 120 FEET.
SUBMERGE THE SHIP, AYE SIR.
DIVING OFFICER, SUBMERGE THE SHIP.
SUBMERGE THE SHIP, AYE.
ON THE 1MC PASS THE WORD DIVE, DIVE.
SOUNDING ONE SEVEN HUNDRED FATHOMS.
ONE SEVEN HUNDRED, AYE.
[KLAXON SOUNDING TWICE]
DIVE, CONN-MANUEVERING, AYE.
FORWARD GROUP VENTING, AYE.
AFTER GROUP VENTING.
ALL MASTS INDICATE HOUSED.
ALL MASTS ARE DOWN.
SECURE DEPTH, DIVING OFFICER.
RAISE THE FAIRING #2 SCOPE.
MARK YOUR DEPTH.
FIVE ONE FEET.
USE THE FAIRWATER PLANES. DIVING OFFICER.
USE THE FAIRWATER PLANES, AYE.
FULL DIVE ON THE FAIRWATER PLANES.
FLOOD AUXILIARIES FROM SEA.
FLOOD AUXILIARIES FROM SEA, AYE.
SHIP IS PASSING 50 FEET. (PASSED ON THE 1MC)
FLOODING AUXILIARIES FROM SEA.
MR. .... GIVE ME AN ORDERED DEPTH
MAKE YOUR DEPTH ONE TWO ZERO FEET.
PASSING 65 FEET.
PASSING 65 FEET, AYE.
LOWERING #2 SCOPE.
QUARTERMASTER, REPORT CONDITIONS ON THE DIVE.
PASSING ONE HUNDRED FEET.
PASSING ONE HUNDRED FEET, AYE.