May 10

USS Triton Circumnavigates the Globe

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:51 AM


May, 10th 1960

USS Triton (SSRN-586) completes first submerged circumnavigation of the world (Operation Sandblast) in 84 days following many of the routes taken by Magellan and cruising 46,000 miles. At the time of commission, Triton was the largest and most expensive submarine in the world.

Above is Captain Beach mapping the circumnavigation and below is a letter from Captain Beach to Commander Greene of the US Naval Institute in 1960 during Triton’s voyage.