We asked a former submarine crew member how happy they are to be a former submarine crew member.
6 Things Movies Don’t Show You About Life on a Submarine

#6. The Training Will Drive You Crazy
The base is like a prison for the first two months: You sit there studying for as long as you can, then march back to the barracks, shower, sleep, and do it again. Imagine 10 hours per day learning different components of alloys and engines, followed by exercise (if you’re lucky) and then … surprise, more studying. They cram four to six years of college-level information into a six-month period. It’s an impressive system, in the same way watching a car get compacted in a junkyard is impressive.

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We asked a former submarine crew member how happy they are to be a former submarine crew member.

6 Things Movies Don’t Show You About Life on a Submarine

#6. The Training Will Drive You Crazy

The base is like a prison for the first two months: You sit there studying for as long as you can, then march back to the barracks, shower, sleep, and do it again. Imagine 10 hours per day learning different components of alloys and engines, followed by exercise (if you’re lucky) and then … surprise, more studying. They cram four to six years of college-level information into a six-month period. It’s an impressive system, in the same way watching a car get compacted in a junkyard is impressive.

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