History Film / DownPeriscope

29th Nov '16 1:14:12 PM jazzyamx
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* WalkThePlank: What the crew of USS ''Stingray'' makes [[spoiler:Pascal]] do when he pushes them too far. [[spoiler:A fishing boat is in on the joke and catches him in a strung net for laughs.]]

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* WalkThePlank: What the crew of USS ''Stingray'' makes [[spoiler:Pascal]] do when he pushes them too far. [[spoiler:A fishing boat is in on the joke and catches him in a strung net for laughs. As added injury, Dodge gives Pascal his luggage-by dropping it on his crotch.]]
18th Nov '16 8:43:17 PM ThirstyHippo
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** Not necessarily. The mouth of the Chesapeake Bay bottoms out around 50ft, and LA class subs have a draft of around 30ft. Plus there's the Bay Bridge Tunnel to avoid (which you have to pass to get to Norfolk). Realistically, they'd both be on the surface. Charleston is of similar depth, but with jetties around the channel instead of a bridge. Still ArtisticLicense.
6th Aug '16 3:27:33 PM brian8871
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* PrecisionFStrike: Captain Dodge (reading his own fitness report): "Well, that is a confirmed kill. Twenty years down the fucking drain!"
24th Jul '16 1:16:01 PM Nohbody
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* TheAllegedCar: USS ''Stingray'', a ''Balao''-class fleet submarine, was the fastest, quietest, deadliest, most advanced weapon under the sea in her prime...which was in [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece 1943]]. She was considered obsolete by the late 50s, has been rusting on Red Lead Row since 1965, and didn't even get the GUPPY-II upgrade like many of her sisters. She was chosen to be the aggressor for the war game ''because'' of her obsolete, decrepit nature.

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* TheAllegedCar: USS ''Stingray'', a ''Balao''-class fleet submarine, was the fastest, quietest, deadliest, most advanced weapon under the sea in her prime... which was in [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece 1943]]. She was considered obsolete by the late 50s, has been rusting on Red Lead Row since 1965, and didn't even get the GUPPY-II upgrade like many of her sisters. She was chosen to be the aggressor for the war game ''because'' of her obsolete, decrepit nature.



* BigGood: Vice Admiral Winslow. He sees potential in Dodge and arranged the war game to give the Lieutenant Commander once last shot at commanding his own submarine. And when it becomes clear that Graham is setting Dodge up for failure, Winslow gives him higher orders to "think like a pirate" to circumvent Graham. He's also determined to figure out if it's possible for a rogue obsolete sub to seriously threaten the mighty US Navy, unlike the rest of the brass, who automatically dismiss the notion as ridiculous. [[spoiler:And yeah, he's proven right]].

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* BigGood: Vice Admiral Winslow. He Winslow sees potential in Dodge and arranged the war game to give the Lieutenant Commander once last shot at commanding his own submarine. And when it becomes clear that Graham is setting Dodge up for failure, Winslow gives him higher orders to "think like a pirate" to circumvent Graham.submarine. He's also determined to figure out if it's possible for a rogue obsolete sub to seriously threaten the mighty US Navy, unlike the rest of the brass, who automatically dismiss the notion as ridiculous. [[spoiler:And yeah, he's [[spoiler:He's proven right]].
22nd Jul '16 7:11:54 AM brian8871
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* CurseCutShort: When Admiral Winslow asks Captain Dodge what he thinks of the Stingray, he replies, "It's a complete piece of...antiquated equipment, sir."

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* CurseCutShort: When Admiral Winslow asks Captain Dodge what he thinks of the Stingray, ''Stingray'', he replies, "It's a complete piece of...antiquated equipment, sir."
22nd Jul '16 7:09:46 AM brian8871
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* CurseCutShort: When Admiral Winslow asks Captain Dodge what he thinks of the Stingray, he replies, "It's a complete piece of...antiquated equipment, sir."
24th Jun '16 7:31:42 AM ChronoLegion
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* BigGood: Vice Admiral Winslow. He sees potential in Dodge and arranged the war game to give the Lieutenant Commander once last shot at commanding his own submarine. And when it becomes clear that Graham is setting Dodge up for failure, Winslow gives him higher orders to "think like a pirate" to circumvent Graham.

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* BigGood: Vice Admiral Winslow. He sees potential in Dodge and arranged the war game to give the Lieutenant Commander once last shot at commanding his own submarine. And when it becomes clear that Graham is setting Dodge up for failure, Winslow gives him higher orders to "think like a pirate" to circumvent Graham. He's also determined to figure out if it's possible for a rogue obsolete sub to seriously threaten the mighty US Navy, unlike the rest of the brass, who automatically dismiss the notion as ridiculous. [[spoiler:And yeah, he's proven right]].
24th Jun '16 2:03:48 AM DivineDeath
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* BigGood: Vice Admiral Winslow. He sees potential in Dodge and arranged the war game to give the Lieutenant Commander once last shot at commanding his own submarine. And when it becomes clear that Graham is setting Dodge up for failure, Winslow gives him higher orders to "think like a pirate" to circumvent Graham.
20th Jun '16 7:27:51 AM Odacon_Spy
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* TheAllegedCar: USS ''Stingray'', a ''Balao''-class fleet submarine, was the fastest, quietest, deadliest, most advanced weapon under the sea in her prime...which was in [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece 1943]]. She was considered obsolete in the late 50s, has been rusting on Red Lead Row since 1965, and didn't even get the GUPPY-II upgrade like many of her sisters. She was chosen to be the aggressor for the war game ''because'' of her obsolete, decrepit nature.

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* TheAllegedCar: USS ''Stingray'', a ''Balao''-class fleet submarine, was the fastest, quietest, deadliest, most advanced weapon under the sea in her prime...which was in [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece 1943]]. She was considered obsolete in by the late 50s, has been rusting on Red Lead Row since 1965, and didn't even get the GUPPY-II upgrade like many of her sisters. She was chosen to be the aggressor for the war game ''because'' of her obsolete, decrepit nature.
22nd May '16 5:37:40 AM Nohbody
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** TruthInTelevision: Sonarmen have traditionally been selected for their acute hearing. Though most modern sonar operators do their jobs by simply watching graphics on a screen, those on submarines still use headphones to physically listen to the surrounding water. Sonar himself is just a ''really'' talented Sonarman.



* RockBeatsLaser: The whole point of the film's plot is that an old diesel submarine could be a threat to US harbors - if it was crewed and commanded by people willing to play outside the rule books of more conventional submarine forces in an underwater version of guerrilla warfare. This is TruthInTelevision for modern diesel-electric subs with air-independent propulsion; not so much for a WorldWarTwo vintage submarine.

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* RockBeatsLaser: The whole point of the film's plot is that an old diesel submarine could be a threat to US harbors - if it was crewed and commanded by people willing to play outside the rule books of more conventional submarine forces in an underwater version of guerrilla warfare. This is TruthInTelevision for modern diesel-electric subs with air-independent propulsion; not so much for a WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo vintage submarine.
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