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Snowy sea mountians surge, roll, kill.

by tcrog1020 on November 2, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I drove the U.S.S. Truxtun through the eye of a Typhoon in the fall of 1972. I actually steered the ship as it rose up 50-90 foot waves, plowed through the crests 30 feet below the foam, turned on it's nose and plunged skidding down the backs of the waves. The props and rudders were out of the water as we skidded down the backs of the waves.


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