My name is Eric Moreno I am a US Submarine Veteran and Founder of r/Submarines - ASK ME ANYTHING!
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2003 was the year I showed up to the USS Hampton as an Auxiliaryman to maintain all the mechanical equipment onboard not related to the reactor, propulsion or weapons. Pneumatics, hydraulics, atmosphere control, diesel operations, water… and yes the sanitary system. After doing that for 3 years I cross rated to become a Torpedoman and took care of all the weapons systems, heavy weapons (torpedoes/missiles) and small arms. I even qualified to cook :)
3 years ago I founded r/Submarines with the intention of having a place dedicated to submarines. I got sick and tired of scrolling through Facebook and Twitter to dig up submarine content, news, OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) etc.… After seeing the 1000th photo of someone’s dinner I deleted my Facebook account and started a Reddit account. I immediately took over a 200 subscriber r/submarines and turned it into the Submarines church it is today.
I have been researching and consulting on all aspects of submarines since my enlistment was finished in 2008. I have studied all aspects of submarine technology, culture, history etc… I also have an amazing network of verified submariners from many nations that will chime in if I can’t answer your question.
Thanks and Ask Me Anything today at 4pm E!!!!
... and you if you thought all submarines were small you were wrong. Meet the Typhoon Class from the hunt for red october :)