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Here they are again, the FREE "Basics".  This page of the website "book control set", provides you an example of how all the other pages on the menu to the right will be organized, the only difference is that those stories will be PRODUCTS.  On those pages, if you click on their icons, the item will be added to your shopping cart - and from there to the "check-out".  Where the download will begin (payment first of course).

BUT, ON THESE PAGES THERE WILL BE "INTROS", telling you a little more about the individual stories as well.  So instead of what you are reading here now - on the other pages - they will be further organized as shown below - go ahead scroll down to Cruise Depth, past these icons that you see here; go to what the other pages on the menu will look like:

Welcome to Sea Stories


50,000 Leagues under the Sea


Fitting In

The Final Major Difference


Submarine Dolphins


(This is an example of how all the other buttons above will look, they are not active yet.  I will let you know as they become available.)

BASICS is a collection of 8 stories that covers the essentials of starting to understand submarine life.  Things like breathing and sleep are explained.  One of the stories is a short one-pager that includes a picture, the longest is a seven-pager and it is about sleeping, where on a boat you will spend 1/3rd of your time (sometimes more sometimes less).  If this were a "product" page, the tools used to purchase the story or stories would be provided in addition to the small picture and description shown below.  But again these are free - so pick the one you want to read, depending on the time you have available at the moment.  ENJOY.


Welcome to See Stories - This is the introduction to the book, breaking it down into the two different types of submarines that I rode.  


50,000 Leagues under the Sea - This is very much an overview of the distance I traveled around the world's oceans.  The 50,000 Leagues is NOT how deep I went - it's how far I traveled, and it is a very conservative # at that.  Mission or "on-station" time is NOT shown.

Depth - Since I mentioned "Depth" in the context of the "50,000 Leagues" above, I have put this one on the different "depths" where I spent my time here.  Sorry I can't give it to you in actual #'s - that's classified.  But the Wiki-links on the Home page for each boat will give you an idea - if you want #'s.

Breathing - From the day you were born and took your first breath you may not pay much attention to the act or ability to breath.  But think about it.  On a submarine you are in a vessel that can be submerged for very long times.  Air gets used - This story explains all that.

Sleeping - In this section of the book I talk about sleeping.  Believe me it earns all seven pages of it's length, but granted there are pictures.

Fitting IN - Believe me; getting along with the officers and men on a submarine is perhaps the most important thing about riding in an enclosed environment for months at a time.

Dolphins - The metal Medal, that submarine sailors wear is EARNED.  Because of the timing of things, I never spent enough time on one boat to become "Qualified".

BUT on one boat the crew insisted that I be awarded "A" Medal, because I made them money.  This story tells you about that Medal that they awarded me.  If you want to know about the "money" - sorry that's another story in another section; which ain't free.

The Final Major Difference - At the request of several friends, I have included this story, as they all asked for the biggest and final "bottom line" difference between the life accommodations we all know and life on a submarine.  They (my friends) were very specific - so this is that SeeStory.  PS the story "A Museum Piece" has been moved to the "Stand Alone" page and is now no longer free.

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