Archive for the 'Submarines' Category

Apr 11

Happy Birthday, U.S. Submarine Force

Monday, April 11, 2011 1:13 AM

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April, 11th 1900 The US Navy accepts the design of it’s first official submarine the USS Holland, named after the engineer and designer John Philip Holland. Below are a couple of short articles from Proceedings professional notes section at the time of the Navy’s acceptance of the Holland. From Proceedings 1898 #86 SUCCESSFUL TRIALS OF THE HOLLAND SUBMARINE BOAT. The naval board appointed to inspect and report on the performance of the Holland submarine boat has reported that in the recent tests, held on November 6, in New York harbor, she fulfilled all the requirements laid down by the department.

 
Feb 10

USS Sargo Surfaced at North Pole

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:20 AM

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February 10th, 1960 the USS Sargo became one of the first Subs, the 3rd, to surface at the North Pole.

 
Dec 31

Project Azorian on NavyTV

Friday, December 31, 2010 3:12 PM

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Norman Polmar, Author of Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129, will discuss and sign his book followed by a Q&A at Navy Memorial on Tuesday, January 11th, beginning at 12PM. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information on the event and watch the trailer above to learn more about the untold story of Project Azorian.

 
Dec 11

Countdown for Polaris

Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:01 AM

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This Cold War documentary follows the development of the Polaris submarine launched ballistic missile and contains footage of numerous test launches of Polaris as well as the launching and commissioning of USS George Washington (SSBN-598).   Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-23.

 
Nov 4

1st Seaplane Launch From Submarine

Thursday, November 4, 2010 7:37 AM

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Following WW1, the Navy began experimenting with the possibility of submarine observation and scouting aircraft; S-1 became the experimental platform for this project, late in 1923. She was altered by having a steel capsule mounted aft the conning tower; a cylindrical pod which could house a small collapsible seaplane, the Martin MS-1. After surfacing, this plane could be rolled out, quickly assembled, and launched by ballasting the sub until the deck was awash. The first successful attempt was made on November 5th 1923.

 
Oct 29

USS Blackfin (SS-322) Battle Flag

Friday, October 29, 2010 12:01 AM

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Aug 30

New on Navy TV: USS Aluminaut Recovers Alvin-2

Monday, August 30, 2010 1:43 PM

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August 27 marked the anniversary of the DSV Alvin-2 rescue by Reynolds’ Aluminaut, an experimental deep sea exploration submarine. Watch this educational film made by the Reynolds Aluminum Co. here on NavyTV.

 
Aug 25

The Loss of USS Cochino (SS-345)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:00 PM

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On the morning of 25 August 1949, during a training cruise north of the Arctic Circle, the submarine Cochino (SS-345), in company with Tusk (SS-426), attempted to submerge to snorkel depth in the Barents Sea, but the crashing waves played havoc with these efforts. At 1048, a muffled thud rocked Cochino and news of a fire in the after battery compartment quickly passed through the boat. A second explosion soon followed and CDR Rafael Benitez, the commanding officer, ordered all of the crew not on watch or fighting fires topside. During this orderly evacuation, however, Seaman J. E. Morgan fell… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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