I know for the ssbn they do, crew retain op con during the extended refit. Spoken to a few of them, and it is v tedious.This is a story from today's paper. Do the Elmers actually live onboard during a long refit? Having been accommodated in some 'interesting' shoreside buildings over my career, none could compare with actually being onboard for - what - two or three years? It was bad enough being duty - remember the night heads (emptying of) or the alongside galley / muck on a truck?
Here's the tragic story:
Hannah Crisostomo was 17 when she went aboard the USS George Washington, claiming the abuse she suffered on the ship pushed her to swallow 196 pain relievers last May.www.dailymail.co.uk
Ever been down a Yank boat? IF they would let you onboard! Spartan, as in pretty basic, not SSN, springs to mind.