Forget what you know. Rick Campbell, retired Navy Commander and bestselling thriller writer—of new international sub adventure Empire Rising—is here to tell you all the inside scoop about the real life aquatic:
12.The size of submarines is not what you thought.
11.Some submarines have more powerful warheads than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
10.Women weren't on U.S. submarines until 5 years ago.
9.The food prep is heavy (literally).
8.Exercise on a sub: more regular than you'd think.
7.Crews get creative about leaving the family for months at a time.
6.The most critical piece of equipment aboard a nuclear-powered submarine is…
5.The toilets may explode if you aren’t careful.
4.Submariners go for social swims!
3.Submarines make their own oxygen.
2.Traditions: You aren’t really an initiated sailor until you're a Shellback.