THIS DAY IN SUBMARINE HISTORY

THIS DAY IN SUBMARINE HISTORY

JULY 1 July 1975 The end of an Era.  USS Tiru (SS 416) named for the “Tiru” a member of the Lizardfish family, was the last of the World War Two design of the Balao class and subsequently was the last submarine of that World War II

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This Day in Submarine History

This Day in Submarine History

13 June On this Date in 1944 USS Barb (SS 220) sank Japanese army transport Takashima Maru in the Sea of Okhotsk and then survived counter-attacks by the Japanese destroyer Hatsuharu. During her seven war patrols in the Pacific (6 War patrols were in the European Theater)

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Nautilus and an Undercover Mission

Nautilus and an Undercover Mission

On June 3, 1958, the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, visits Everett and Seattle. In Seattle, crewmen dressed in civilian clothing secretly buy 140 quarts of the automotive product Bar’s Leaks (originally identified as Stop Leak — see comment in Sources below) to repair a leaking

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This Day In Submarine History

This Day In Submarine History

21 May 2002 USS Dolphin (AGSS 555) While conducting a battery charge 100 miles Southwest of San Diego, Dophon encountered 30 mile per hour winds and seas over ten feet. Normally this might pose no problem. Dolphin was built with a cylindrical uniform diameter hull with minimal

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Rescue Mission Gone Wrong

Rescue Mission Gone Wrong

10 May 1921 – Submarine R – 14 (SS – 91) was part of a search operation for missing Navy Tug USS Conestoga Approximately 100 miles Southeast of Hawaii. The R-14 was forced to give up the search when it discovered its auxiliary fuel tank, which should

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First Boat in History to….

First Boat in History to....

6 May 1962 – In the only missile test with a “Live” warhead, the USS Ethan Allen (SSBN 608) launches a Polaris on this date during Operation “Frigate Bird”. It was not the only warhead expended that day; others were included from various platforms to simulate an

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Early Submarine Found

Early Submarine Found

COVENTRY, Connecticut Richard Simon, a commercial diver and something of an historian, has been fascinated by ship wrecks for most of his life. For Simon Northeast coast of the United States provides ample opportunity to discover wrecks with more than 1,500 estimated on the floor of the

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On this day,17 April 2000 –

On this day,17 April 2000 –

On this day,17 April 2000 – The film U 571 was released. It did raise some controversy in the UK, The first capture of a naval Enigma with its cipher keys from U 110 was made on 9 May 1941 by HMS Bulldog of the Royal Navy.

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