It was quite hectic as the Titanic - thought to be unsinkable - did precisely that. There were many stories of the fate of Capt. Edward J. Smith who captained the doomed luxury liner on its maiden and last voyage.
Great article Mr. Geiger.
Trouble is there are no more Captain's of the ships and sea. They are simple computer operators. Set a GPS, set, enter the course and hit the rack for snooze time. Once something goes wrong the "Captain" is the first to accidently fall into a rescue boat.
One Captain who should have gone down with the ship was CDR Lloyd M. Bucker, CO of the USS Pueblo AGER 2. He allowed our USS Pueblo to be boarded in international waters by North Koreans from two small gunboats. He did receive a wound in his butt just like Kerry received 3. The Pueblo like all Navy and Coast Guard ships had permanently placed depth charges in B1 and B2 engineering spaces below the water line. The Captain should have activated the charges and sent her with pride to the ocean floor, a decent burial for a US ship. Now she sits in North Korea as a tourist attraction but remains on the Navy records as a active American vessel. A sad situation. LBJ was like our current president, he did not have a pair.
All American should want our ship back, then sink her with respect and pride.
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