Caiman Sound Bites
We've got sounds! When I (Greg Baer your FlaminCaiman Webmaster) was on Caiman from '69 to '71, I made a bunch of tapes of sounds using the tape recorder in the Sonar Shack. The sounds came from sound powered phones, 1 and 7mc systems, Sonar Shack open mike and from the sonar system. There are even recordings from chatter in the conning tower. Now I'm glad I made those tapes.
For 30 years I've wanted to listen to the tapes and extract the good stuff to cassettes. The Reunion has given me the motivation (and wife approval) to spend the time to rebuild my Teac real to real tape deck (I bought it at the Yoko exchange in 1970) and go through the tapes and record them to WAV files on my computer. Technology has changed a bit. To heck with cassettes.
I attempted to separate the sounds into subject categories. Many of them overlap categories so it's best to just listen to them all. As you go through them, if you recognize a voice or remember something about what was going on, please click on the link 'Contribute Info on this Sound' located with each sound and then send me an email so I can add your comments to the story of that sound.
Before you can listen to any of the sounds, your computer must be set up to play sounds. You must have a sound card, speakers and some software. There are several software programs that will work. I use Real Player which you can download and instal on your computer.
Some of the files are rather large. If you have a dial up connection to the Internet it may take you awhile to download the file. You can save the file to your hard disk by right clicking on the Title of the Sound and 'Save Target As'.
To hear one of the sounds, click on a sound title listed below, sit back and enjoy!.
Flamin Caiman Sounds
Sound Powered Phones