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Forces Adrift
A Contaminated But Nontoxic Memoir, June 3, 1969 to May 25, 1973, including:


Experiences that I actually
remember. I think.

Great stories my
shipmates told.

My attempts at
purple prose.

Times I thought I
was going to die.

Verifiable
Facts




Anchors Adrift

odax

A Sinister
School
of Fish

Odax
and
Me

Politicians

A Sense
of Smell

Trutta’s
New
Kid

Alpheratz
Betelgeuse
Zubenelgenubi

The Young
and the
Mindless

The Charge
of a
Lifetime

odax

The
Green
Death

Dinner
with
Friends

Fireballs

Trash
and
Garbage

The
Library

The
Big
Spin

The
Rack

Drips

Seas
and
Swells

The Simple
Physics of a
Submarine

A Crew Sails
on its
Stomach




Drifting in the Arctic

A
Symphony
Above

Fifty-Four
Movies

odax

Venting

The
Battery

Snorkeling

Reports

odax

Anchor
Detail

Submerge
the
Ship

Circadian
Rhythms

West
is
Best

The Train
Across the
Kattegat

The
Princess

Radio
Waves

odax

Cooking
Up Some
Torque

Passive
Aggression

Propeller
Count

odax

The
Fog
Dissipator

The Raincoats
of Cherbourg

What Are
the Odds?

Whistle A
Mournful
Tune

Family
News

Pinging

Optimum
Track Ship
Routing

odax

Sextuple
Daylight
Savings Time

odax




Drifting in the Tropics

Lost
at
Sea

Target
Practice

odax

The
Jump
Start

odax

Third
and
Long

To Fumigate
a
Submarine

Sometimes
a Cigar is
Just a Cigar

A
Policy
of Wills

Practice!
Practice!
Practice!

Drydock
Queen

Gitmo

Running
Hot and Cold
Water

In a
Sling

Fatherhood!

Montego
Bay,
Jamaica

The
Mickey

A Tow
in the
Dark

Seas
and
Sea Life

The
Torpedo
Retriever

Collision
Drill

The
Loser

Half
a
'Scope ...

odax

Torpedoed!

odax

Fill Out a
Requisition

Machining
Up Some
Grub

Late
Night

Stars on
Shoulders,
Head in Clouds

The Sword,
The Bible,
The UCMJ

Mardi
Gras
or Bust

Deep

Frocked!

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The Ears
of a
Sonarman

Torpedomen

Allemande
to
Starboard

Shiphandling
Competition

Horse
Latitudes

Used
Submarine
Lot

Sea
Stores
Whiskey

DDMF




Drifting in the Shallows

Act as
Camel

Psychological
Screening

The
Unsafe
Valve

Idle
Conversation

The Board of
Inspection
and Survey

Veterinary
Check-up

Wasteful
and
Toxic

Forces
Afloat




Drifting Ashore

Trieste

Separation

Appendix

Glossary