History Main / GoingDownWithTheShip

25th Apr '16 12:30:01 AM morane
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** Often ''inverted'' by submarine captains on surface run and surface attack, as the captain is assumed to be at the conning tower, leading the attack. If the submarine is sunk in such conditions, usually only those on the conning tower platform are the only ones to survive. Examples include Otto Kretschmer of ''U-99'' and Richard Heatherton O'Kane of ''USS Tang'' - both being their nations' leading submarine aces respectively.
4th Apr '16 10:17:32 AM jnv11
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* Infamously averted again by Craptain Francesco Schettino of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia_disaster Costa Concordia]], who not only left his ship before the evacuation was completed, but refused orders from a commander of the local Coast Guard to get back on board to supervise the search for survivors. Commander De Falco's frustrated exhortation "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" ("Get the fuck back on board!") to Schettino is adorning T-shirts not just in Italy, but around the world.

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* Infamously averted again by Craptain Francesco Schettino of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia_disaster Costa Concordia]], who not only left his ship before the evacuation was completed, but refused orders from a commander of the local Coast Guard to get back on board to supervise the search for survivors. Commander De Falco's frustrated exhortation "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" ("Get the fuck back on board!") board, dick!") to Schettino is adorning T-shirts not just in Italy, but around the world.
18th Mar '16 11:07:14 AM DocWildNole
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* The poem "Soldier an' Sailor Too" written by Creator/RudyardKipling as noted above.

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* The poem "Soldier an' Sailor Too" written by Creator/RudyardKipling as noted above.Creator/RudyardKipling.
-> To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
-> Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;
-> But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill is a damn tough bullet to chew,
-> An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies -- soldier an' sailor too!
-> Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;
-> Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps an' bein' mopped by the screw,
-> So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too
3rd Mar '16 2:16:50 AM eroock
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->'''Captain Hook:''' [Beat] I DON'T WANTTA BE A GOOD CAPTAIN!!!

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->'''Captain Hook:''' [Beat] I DON'T WANTTA WANT TO BE A GOOD CAPTAIN!!!
3rd Mar '16 2:14:18 AM eroock
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->''"To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,''
->''Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;''
->''But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill''
->''is a damn tough bullet to chew,''
->''An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies --''
->''soldier an' sailor too!''
->''Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;''
->''Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps''
->''an' bein' mopped by the screw,''
->''So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too!"''
-->-- '''Creator/RudyardKipling''', "Soldier an' Sailor Too"

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->''"To take your chance in
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the thick of a rush, rules, Hook: A good captain always goes down with firing all about,''
->''Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;''
->''But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill''
->''is a damn tough bullet to chew,''
->''An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies --''
->''soldier an' sailor too!''
->''Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;''
->''Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps''
->''an' bein' mopped by the screw,''
->''So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too!"''
his ship.
->'''Captain Hook:''' [Beat] I DON'T WANTTA BE A GOOD CAPTAIN!!!
-->-- '''Creator/RudyardKipling''', "Soldier an' Sailor Too"
''[[Disney/PeterPan Return to Neverland]]''
1st Feb '16 6:38:55 PM LtFedora
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20th Jan '16 4:09:45 AM Crackshot
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* Captain John P. Cromwell, an officer in the US Navy Submarine fleet, chose to go down with his sub (the ''USS Sculpin'') when it was sunk by a Japanese destroyer in the Pacific. He had personal knowledge of the US codebreaking efforts, as well as the upcoming invasion of Tarawa, [[HeroicSacrifice so he chose to die rather then risk giving up top-secret information under torture]].
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11th Jan '16 2:27:06 PM LtFedora
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** Most of the ship's department heads also went down with the ship. Chief Engineer Bell and his entire staff remained below decks to ensure the ship had power until the last moment. Senior Wireless Operator Jack Phillips also perished despite leaving shortly before the final plunge; he had continued to send wireless messages up until the end. Also the chief purser, chief steward, and even the owner of the ship's onboard restaurant.
30th Dec '15 7:39:41 PM LtFedora
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* Famously, Captain Edward J. Smith of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'' went down with his ship. There are dozens of differing accounts as to ''how'' he died however, with some survivors claiming he shot himself just before the final plunge while others say he saved a child by swimming over to a lifeboat and lifting him in but dying from exposure before he could be saved.

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* Famously, Captain Edward J. Smith of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'' went down with his ship. There are dozens of differing accounts as to ''how'' he died however, with some survivors claiming he shot himself just before the final plunge while others say he saved a child by swimming over to a lifeboat and lifting him in but dying from exposure before he could be saved. The most agreed-upon version, shown in Jim Cameron's film, is that he remained on the bridge for the final plunge.
14th Dec '15 4:27:15 PM AjWargo
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** Thomas Andrews, the designer of ''Titanic,'' also went down with the ship--after frantic efforts to help others get off--holding himself responsible for the shortage of lifeboats and the fact that the ship was not as "unsinkable" as advertised.

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** Thomas Andrews, the designer of ''Titanic,'' also went down with the ship--after frantic efforts to help others get off--holding himself responsible for the shortage of lifeboats and the fact that the ship was not as "unsinkable" as advertised. It is said he was last seen in the First Class Smoking Room, his life jacket cast aside, staring into space.



* Admiral George Tryon, who went down with ''HMS Victoria'' in one of the worst naval accidents of the 19th Century. Due to a dreadful miscalculation on his part - his last recorded words were an admission of how he'd fucked up and "It's all my fault."

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* Admiral George Tryon, who went down with ''HMS Victoria'' in one of the worst naval accidents of the 19th Century. Due to a dreadful miscalculation on his part - his last recorded words were an admission of how he'd fucked screwed everything up and "It's all my fault."
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