Just got a small Rickover story that I feel needs to be recorded somewhere other than Facebook.
Apparently the ship (I am assuming a surface ship in this case) was going through sea trials with Admiral Hyman “Hymie” Rickover aboard.
The ship hit a school of mackerel that impacted condenser vacuum due to getting clogged up in the sea chests. The issue went through the ranks all the way to the Admiral. The official order that came down from the Admiral was to continue the trials.
However, unofficially the comment from the Admiral came down to three words: “Fuck the fish”