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post #19 of Old 03-20-2012
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Re: Submarine versus freighter

When I was commercial fishing off of Cape Flattery, We fished out about 65 miles on the "Prairie" and had subs come cruising through the troll fleet with nothing but a periscope up. They came by me a couple of times so close I thought I was going to lose all my gear! Scared the hell out of me! I heard of a dragger getting pulled backward by a sub that got caught in his net and damned near sunk - I don't doubt it a bit.
Nothing more frightening than trolling along catching a few salmon and have a sub come flying by you at 20 knts 20 yds off you beam with nothing but the scope up looking at you!! Good thing I had a strong heart!
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