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Operation Petticoat(1959)

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  • Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman  

    I don't want to bore you with the problems of command Mr. Holdan, because I doubt you'll ever have one. It's inconsistent with that philosophy of yours - every man for himself.

  • Lt. Nicholas Holden  

    Dog eat dog.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman  

    Exactly. The unfortunate thing about command though, Mr. Holdan, is that the responsibilities outweigh the privileges. Now if it was just myself I was concerned with I'd tell you what to do with that list. But my responsibility is this boat, and to get her out of here I'd even make a pact with the devil.

  • Lt. Nicholas Holden  

    That's where I come in.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman  

    That's right.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman  

    Subject, Toilet paper. One, on 6 June 1941 this vessel submitted a requisition for 150 rolls of toilet paper. On 16 December 1941 the requisition was returned with stamped notation, 'Cannot identify material required.' Two, the commanding officer of the USS SeaTiger cannot help but wonder what is being used at the Caviti Supply Depot as a substitute for this unidentifiable material once so well known to this command.

  • Lt. Barbara Duran, RN  

    Am I uh, going down right?

  • Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman  

    Is she going down right?

  • Lt. Watson  

    She sure is.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman  

    When a girl is under 21 she's protected by law. When she's over 65 she's protected by nature. Anywhere in between, she's fair game. Look out.

  • Chief Mechanic's Mate Sam Tostin  

    A woman just shouldn't mess around with a man's machinery.