User Submit: the World Record for breaking through ice at the North Pole (29 HQ Photos)

USS Charlotte Hull Number SSN-766 is a Los Angeles class fast attack submarine. At the North Pole, we set the World Record by breaking through 61 inches of ice.  The temperature went from a balmy -30 to -50 while we were there.  They had us man a M-16 on the ice, should any polar bears appear. Various crew members in the photos, we had to dig out the weapons shipping hatch to try and get it open then water leaked in and caused a fire in an electrical panel directly below it. All in all a good time.  Some of the guys have warm body on them in marker, there is a ceremony called Blue Nose that you go through above the arctic circle, it involves ice and as much cold shit as they can find.  The people that have been there before get to indoctrinate all the new people. They are the Cold Bloods.
…and we did get a beer up there, so some of the guys are enjoying one in the pictures.
Thank you Marshall for sending these in, you guys have no idea how cool it is to get photos like this.

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  • kd123

    firs….ah fuck it

  • iamtomnestor86

    dumb as shit

  • TheVillageIdiot

    #17: CPO Pedo reporting for buggery duty.

    • kd123

      lol one dude is in jeans and a light jacket and the other a fur suit

  • ichibankakoi

    They obviously had this a while ago if they are still wearing white tees under their coveralls… but this is still bad ass

    • El Sancho

      Shipmate white tees went away last year. You speak as if these Sailors are still in their utilities or better yet their dungarees. Still bad ass nonetheless.

      • http://twitter.com/TheLindybrah @TheLindybrah

        i still have my dungarees. dont fit in em anymore tho!

      • Dan

        Wait, they don't have to wear dungarees in the Navy anymore? Next you'll tell me boondockers are gone, too.

  • Delta

    Seeing this makes me miss my time on submarines and in the nay in general wish i was still in.

  • sshuggi

    Make's me remember Winter is coming… Fuck.

  • Mel Gibson

    go fuck yourself

    • Jenay

      Great insight! That’s the aneswr we’ve been looking for.

    • mmznkmu

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    • ghmyun

      q3AK3j odmyajclpdqw

  • Speexy

    I envy people that work on/in high tech army machines… Good one, ya cold bloods! 😀

    • swedishking

      "high tech" hahah lol

      • todrunk2

        Oh my god, you are the coolest. Say outrageous things so people will argue with you.. Nice work troll.

        • sofaking

          Actually, not outrageous. There's some really dated tech on those subs…. Also, to Speexy, how dare you suggest the Army could be left responsible with something so expensive as a nuclear submarine 😛

  • Dan

    Those are pretty strong words coming from someone who apparently represents a pussy neutral country like Sweden. Fuck yourself swedishpussy

  • domshoot89

    considering the fact that we have the most advanced subs in the world, out of a small number of countries who even have them in the first place, id say ours arent too bad at all. theyre not made to look pretty, theyre made to fight if necessary.

    • Antoine

      You my friend, are wrong 🙂

  • hellaflushhh

    so .. polar ice caps are still cracking and melting right?

    • Mr. J

      Yeah, and these idiots are not helping!

    • Polester

      According to The Goracle they are. xD

  • Josh Gorter

    up until #12 I was like this is pretty cool then I busted out laughing.

    • The Mad Zak

      Dude should know better than to fuck with Santa Claus.

  • VanIsleChiver

    #2 American beer is better than no beer…I suppose

    • todrunk2

      As much as I don't like Budweiser, it is the most consumed and awarded beer in the world. Due the drink ability and the consistency of it.

  • VanIsleChiver

    Meant #4

    • The_Dood

      American beer is the best beer in the world. Just not the standard BS that 90% of the country drinks. Try some Weyerbacher or a Dogfishhead and tell me where you've found a better beer.

      • mik

        anywhere in canada

      • Mr. J

        American beer WAS good before WW2, then grain-rationing happened and it became watered down crap.

  • sugarpantsdd

    In the name of Revenge of the Nerds, Fredrick Polowaski, aka Ogre, before he burps, "Orgre you asshole", and when Stan's wondering why they're making so much money eating pie at the fair… this is why…… NEEERRRRDDDSSSSSSSS~~~~~

  • sugarpantsdd

    or the candy, which is good too……….Nerds!

  • etcrr

    These are freakin awesome pics. -50 isn't bad for the pole, Dude would be better off using the m-16 on the swedish troll than Polar Bears. and The Santa pic was cool

    • DeeDee

      swedish troll?

      • Dr. Al Koholic

        Swedishking 12 posts above is what etcrr is talking about

  • Huge

    It's submarine douchebag… You were expecting the Ritz?

  • Army Sgt.

    Oh my God.. you manned a M-16 against Polar Bears? How in the world did you manage to make it out alive? You sir are reckless.

  • Tavalalli Squared

    Seems to me Europe ought to be speaking speaking German, if they don't appreciate America.

    • The_Dood

      ^ Nailed it.

    • Adammh

      Ahhh, WE, from Europe, The place your language originated from should be speaking German?

      • Ace

        Hint: It's a reference to that whole WWII thingy. You may have read about it.

        • Brother M.

          Germany was never beating Russia(with or without Russia getting support in the war effort from the States). Get over it.

      • Tanners

        I believe the point he was making was the role America played in saving the culture of Europe. If we hadn't done anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, hitler would have controlled all of Europe and you would be speaking German. By the way, with your logic we shouldn't ever say anything bad about latin spoken civilizations because OUR language came from them.

        • DeeDee

          the USAs part in WW2 is overrated, we would have beaten the germans anyway. so stop acting like a moron

          • etcrr

            DeeDee I don't know where you got your education dear, but you need to get a better perspective re-read your military history. Germany if not stopped by the Americans would have taken all of Europe and good chance Russia as well. So yes, you would be speaking German. Do your home work girl. France Belgium Netherlands Poland, chechs were already conquered by Germany. there was only Britain to defend all of Europe and they were in fact losing their grip as they were being bombed into holy hell before the U.S. intervened

            • DeeDee

              Dear etcrr, As usual you forget that the Russians were against germany, I'm not saying that they were nice but … and the U.S. help was the weapon and materials not men, like all the hollywood movies are about, We can debate this endlessly, but the fact is we will never know what would have happened without U.S. involvement, so to speak as a fact that Germany had won the war is childish.
              and who the hell said that I was a girl?

              • etcrr

                DeeDee is a nick name of women here in the USA. second An army of unarmed men is nothing more than a mob. The fact you try to bring hollywood into this is to show that you really don't know what you are taslking about. As I said you need to re-read history books.

              • Munokhoi

                DeeDee…16,000,000 men and women served the US military during WW2. The US suffered 213,000+ deaths in the European theater alone. In total the US suffered almost 1,000,000 casualties during the period between 1940 and 1945. And lest you forget, each and every one of them got on a boat or an airplane and came to Europe to fight for you. Of course the number of military and civilians killed from European countries were tremendous as well, but it shows your lack of historical understanding to suggest the US assistance was nearly material.

            • That Guy

              The 5 Most Widely Believed WW2 Facts(That Are Bullshit), #3 If The Nazis Had Just ———-, Germany Would Have Won The War.

              Claimed By:

              Just about everybody.

              The idea is that Nazi Germany was a military juggernaut for a brief period in the 40s, and that the entire planet would have collapsed if it wasn't for one or two minor blunders.

              Why it's Bullshit:

              To say that Hitler sleeping late decided the war ignores the fact that he needed supernatural good luck to do as well as he did in the first place. For instance, it was blind luck that he avoided assassination in 1938, before he could even get his war plans off the ground. And it's a pretty safe bet he never would have gotten very far if his father hadn't changed his name from the far less catchy Schickelgruber.

              But the major reason Hitler was never this close to making your grandparents goose step through Time Square: The Soviet Union. Today, it's widely believed that Hitler, or really anyone's, chances of winning a war against the Soviet Union were on par with a snowball in a cage match with a chainsaw wielding Mike Tyson in hell.

              Yes, Hitler plowed through Europe and had the UK on the ropes, and could have done more. It didn't matter. Stalin was waiting on the other side, and Hitler was never going to win that war. It was just a matter of how much of Europe he would control at the moment Stalin eventually crushed him.

              But had it been through a nuclear bombardment of Berlin or through a continued war of attrition, Joseph Stalin was going to be in the winner's corner of WWII, no matter what.

              • TRON

                win

  • http://twitter.com/TheLindybrah @TheLindybrah

    LA class boats are like 30 years old by now….and we do have new ones.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Seawolf_(SSN-21)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_class_subma

  • SlimShady

    And why are we using tax payer money to pay for them to be up there again?….

    • http://twitter.com/TheLindybrah @TheLindybrah

      they do weather experiment stuff alot of times.

      And make sure red october isnt being sneaky.

    • Mr. J

      I agree. What a waste of fucking money.

      • A BiPolar Guy

        Unless you want to abolish nuclear armed subs, they have to be somewhere and the crews have to be doing something. The cost is about the same wherever and whatever. They also need to be hidden so as not to be first strike targets. Hiding under the ice is one of the ways that works. So I'm not sure what money you think is being wasted, unless you think the missile subs themselves are a waste.

      • Smitty

        Bull Shit. Once nuclear subs are built, they are free to run because they are, well, NUCLEAR. They need no fuel to run once they are built.

        What other costs might there be? Hmm, let's see. Pay and food for the crew? Guess what sparky, that crew is going to be eating and getting paid weather they are on shore or not.

        Your argument is invalid you dumb ass.

        • TimmyLee

          No, you are the dumb ass. Nuclear subs A. still run on fuel, they re-fuel every 4-6 years. B. shit breaks. And it isn’t cheap considering it’s a nuclear submarine. I guarantee you that 90% of the components onboard a sub is more expensive then the car you drive and even the roof over your head. And C. shit gets out dated and needs to be replaced. So why don’t you do a little research before you start squawking away.

          Your last comment is invalid YOU dumb ass!

          • sofaking

            Agreed. Why does everyone think that nuclear energy is a magical force that makes energy out of… nothing? Oh and of course, the wonderful myth that, should the smallest mishap occur with a nuclear reactor, that shit is going to EXPLODE WITH THE FORCE OF THE SUN! or something like that.

          • Mike

            Well little Timmy for those of us who actually serve onboard one, including that vessle in the pictures, would know that it takes much longer to go through a nuclear reactors power than 4-6 years. Maybe you should do reasearch before running your mouth. We also do this for research purposes.

    • Kodos

      to protect your narrow ass

  • Marcus

    I’m not sure if these pics were officially authorized for release, but in general, you probably shouldn’t post any pictures of the inside of a submarine where you can see electronics. You may want to consider editing the picture selection.

    • Mr Milk

      I agree! This is practically treason. Now everyone will know that the dial is currently at 20.

    • mcboogerballs

      It's a 30 year old class of submarine. Not exactly top secret stuff

      • Mike

        Nah I looked at all of the pictures there wasn't anything classified on them

  • CalAb13

    And here I was bitchin cause its only supposed to get up to -5 today

    Ill shut up now

    Cool pics!

  • God

    #23 Should be deleted for OPSEC reasons.

    • Mr. J

      Saved.

    • Silentstatic

      please you only know the word OPSEC because you play COD:MW3….

      Besides I'm pretty sure if it was showing classified material it would have already been pulled by Big brother already. Unless your a foreign spy looking for info on how many people can fit in that particular compartment

    • Mike

      The screens being on are OPSEC….not the equipment itself….if you've given a tour ever you should know this….oh and back aft…BTW there are always camera crews onboard…they've done documentaries on subs showing most all of the equipment in control….just none of the information on the screens…or at least grainy enough to not be able to make out anything interesting

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