Fire From Below CH1 "Sierra Five-Five. Bearing Three-Four-Seven," Fetisov announced to the control room. "One-Four-Five Hundred yards confirmed. Looks like a small merchant running to Japan, Sir. No concern," Grey informed his OOD after three seconds of double-checking his $4 million dollar computer with his brain and twenty-five cents worth of plastic. Fetisov acknowledged with a very dry, "Very well."
The Junior Officer's (JO) response was in his native Russian but the control room party understood none-the-less as they had received "crash course" training in Russian and Ukrainian throughout Sub School (BESS) and their Apprentice training schools (A-school). The Russian Federation was likewise trained in American English to minimize confusion in the integrated combat units. Training that goes back to August 1942 when General Eisenhower ordered that the US Army 1st Infantry be sent to Stalingrad, instead of North Africa as part of Convoy PQ-17.
"High Noon" Project BioYear: 1866
Height: 6'0" (181 cm) Weight: 181 lbs (81 kg)
Arms: 1851 Navy .36, shoulder rig
1851 Navy .44, right thigh
1863 New Army .44 LC, left thigh
1866 Winchester .44 Henry
1865 Remington 12ga Dbl Bbl
1860 USN Cutlass
Eyes & Hair: Brown
Vices: "paint stripper" coffee, 12 yr old rum, fresh rye bread
Occupation: US Marshal; Galveston Cty, Texas
I was born Cameron Grey in 1829, in Northwest Houston, and grew up on the outskirts of the industrial area. At 8 I took up two apprenticeships: one with a blacksmith and one with an ornate wood artist (furniture re-fab, peppermills, hilts, etc).
At 14 I joined the 2nd Texas Navy and took action in the Battles of Compeche against the growing Mexican navies along the Gulf. I served under Commodore Moore aboard the Flagship sloop-of-war Austin, quickly being promoted from a Seaman to Gunnery Officer. CRDE Moore and crew were reprimanded by Texas President Sam Housto