There are hundreds of valves and gauges on a submarine and every submariner needs to know them all. Well, at first it seems just too much, but the newbie submariner or "sput" (surface puke under training) did not become qualified in a couple of weeks. It took many months.
Sea Daddy Observations by Gilles Poirier
The Square Part
Well, more trivia about submarine life coming up! What I want to cover at this time is all about our old uniform (the square rig it was called, due to the square collar). It was most likely the worse fitting uniform ever made. The jumper was the worse ill-fitting piece of kit. It was very tight at the waist and torso, it had two inside pockets along the chest area; it was so tight that you could not even fit a deck of cigarettes.