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Make Your Depth 400 Feet (reworked)

Standing watch in the Engine Room
Making turns Ahead – about one rev per day
been making this speed since we got underway
without warning, the OD rings a flank bell three times from the bridge …
cavitate was the call
acknowledge and begin to adjust speed
I shift my legs to ride the depth change
and the hard right rudder I feel coming on
We’re hightailing it now, gotta get gone

One Word Sunday… Bridge