bubblehead

U.S. Naval Term. Any naval crewman of a submarine.
In common use in today's U.S. Navy, this informal term derives from the common (but usually fanciful) image of air bubbles rising from submerged vessels.
It is one of three terms that very generally classifies a sailor into one of the three levels on which the Navy operates and fights: below the sea (bubbleheads), on the sea (skimmers), and above the sea (airdales).

One retired navy veteran speaking to another, who was in submarines: So what did you do in the Navy?

In reply, "I was a bubblehead." (i.e., "I was in submarines.")


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