Captain authorizes openening safe for message codes authenticity. EO, Comms officer and Officer of the Deck agree that message is authentic. Captain agrees that message is authentic.
Captain authorizes OOD to sound General Quarters. "General Quarters, general quarters. This is not a drill. I repeat this is not a drill. All hands report to your general quarters stations."
Weapons/Con, prepare strike package 1 Jung Fatboy. Say again, prepare strike package 1 Jung Fatboy. Spin up tubes 1 through 13.
Con/weapons, spin up tubes 1 through 13, aye. Time to launch 15 minutes on my mark.
Weps/Con 15 minutes, aye.
Weapons/Con, you have authorization to retrieve launch key from safe. Captain has his key.
Captain, "Chief of the boat, takes us to launch depth."
Chief of the Boat, "Launch depth, aye Captain."
Officer of the Deck. "Captain and Weps have launch keys and authorization under CIC orders and Navy regulations to "glass the f*cks".
Or something like that.
+1 for the Crimson Tide reference!
Shared a room during corporate training with an ex-submarine naval person from the UK. He said when the technicians were performing checks on the firing mechanisms, an officer held a loaded gun to their heads. If true, now that was work pressure.