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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This Day in Submarine History

This Day in Submarine History

12 April 1969 – USS Hawkbill (SSN 666) was launched this day in 1969. The boat is named after the sea turtle “Hawksbill”. The sail from the decommissioned Hawkbill is on display in Arco, Idaho next to the Science Center. © Gregg Smith Know a Subvet in

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Boats Lost March

Boats Lost March

MARCH 25 March  1915 SS 23  (F4) 21 killed all hands lost (pictured) sunk by implosion believed by corrosion 12 March  1920 SS 28 (H 1) grounded off Magdalena Bay Mexico 4 died attempting to swim to shore 3   March  1942 SS 176 Perch All 59 taken

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This Day in Submarine History

This Day in Submarine History

24 February 1956 – As a Congressman from Michigan, Gerald Ford, (former LTCDR USN), along with eight other Congressmen visited the USS Nautilus with Admiral Hyman Rickover for an overnight cruise. Nautilus was commanded by CDR Eugene P. (Dennis) Wilkinson, later the first President of INPO (Institute

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This Day in Submarine History

This Day in Submarine History

 15 February 1960 – USS Triton (SSRN) 586 under the command of Captain Edward L. Beach, departed New London. Before leaving the crew was advised to file their taxes and make any arrangements required for the next couple of months. Once the sub dove it would remain

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This Day in Submarine History

This Day in Submarine History

12 February 1947 – USS Cusk (SS 348) makes the first launch of a “Loon” guided missile from a Submarine. Launching required the Sub to Surface before deploying the missile. Pictured Cusk firing Loon Missile. Submarine History and News is a regular feature of Face Book page

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This Date in Submarine History

This Date in Submarine History

On the evening of 5 February 1942 USS Trout (SS 202) surfaced after spending the day submerged in Manilla Bay. Two days earlier she had arrived and unloaded a much-needed supply of anti-aircraft ammunition at Fort Drum in the Bay. Then, on the 4th in need of

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On this Date January 27, 1951 –

On this Date January 27, 1951 –

Release date for “Operation Pacific” starring John Wayne, and with the ever-constant support of Ward Bond. A significant part of the film revolves around the early war frustration with faulty Mark 14 torpedoes when as many as 80% failed to explode. One problem was the Mark 14’s

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22 January 1944 –

22 January 1944 –

USS Tang (SS 306) Tang Begins her first War Patrol. Tang went on to be the most successful U.S. Navy submarine in World War Two. Under Command of Richard O’ Kane, Tang sank 33 ships totaling 116,454 tons. Tang, while concluding her Fifth War patrol, fired her

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8 January 1968 – USS Pogy (SSN 647) .

8 January 1968 - USS Pogy (SSN 647) .

Pogy was 0riginally laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden, New Jersey in March of 1964 . She was launched in June of 1967, and was the last ship launched by New York Shipbuilding which went out of business shortly afterwards. On 5 June 1967, the contract for her construction

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