THE SILENT MARINER
Neptunus Rex is on watch, a sub is at sea,
her sailors a vigil to keep.
For freedom’s not free, it must be defended,
submariners have pride that runs deep.
They glide through the ocean, heading for westpac,
men with Dolphins pinned on their chest.
Liberty in Thailand, Subic and Chinhae,
but Australia is always the best.
They work hard they play hard, these men of the sea,
their lives are in each others hands.
One day they’ll return, saluting Battleship Row,
and the blood in Pearl Harbor sands.
by John I. Chaffey
SSBN619, SSN687, SSN639