In March 1968, while returning to Holy Loch, Scotland from patrol, the Roosevelt “bounced” off an underwater mountain, causing flooding. Quick action by the crew saved the ship. The Torpedo Room was isolated and was pressurized to keep the sea out. The men who were fighting the flooding were locked in the pressurized compartment until the Boat was back in port. The ship was repaired, and the Roosevelt continued to make deterrent patrols until it completed its 43rd patrol in 1978.
Larry’s Home Port