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7 10, 2018


By |2018-10-07T14:33:43-04:00October 7, 2018|Submarine History|

The third Friday in September is recognized as POW/MIA Day. The following is from Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The POW/MIA flag, made official by Congress in 1990, may be flown six days a year, smaller [...]

25 09, 2018

LA Class Submarines

By |2018-09-25T18:41:17-04:00September 25, 2018|Submarine History|

Submarine classes are simple designations. They are a group of ships built to the same base blueprint with few differences between the ships. Classes are usually named after the first ship in the class. Changes will happen over time to [...]

15 09, 2018

Benitez and the Cochino

By |2018-09-15T22:41:04-04:00September 15, 2018|Submarine History|

September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. In honor of recognizing the feats of Hispanics in the Navy, we start with the story of CDR Rafael Benitez and his courageous crew on board the USS Cochino in 1949. [...]

10 09, 2018

Navy Tattoo Culture

By |2018-09-10T07:00:07-04:00September 10, 2018|Submarine History|

One image that often comes to mind in popular culture about sailors is tattoos. This popular image is rooted in centuries of nautical traditions. Beginning with the British Royal Navy in the 1700’s during their Tahitian voyages, British sailors were [...]

2 09, 2018

John S. McCain III: A Brief Navy Biography

By |2018-09-02T23:29:27-04:00September 2, 2018|Submarine History|

From the Naval History and Heritage and Command Website: https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/people/profiles-in-duty/profiles-in-duty-vietnam/john-s--mccain-iii/john-s--mccain-iii--a-brief-navy-biography-.html John S. McCain III: A Brief Navy Biography Family Heritage: John Sydney McCain III was born on 29 August 1936 in Coco Solo, near Colón, in the Panama Canal Zone. [...]

21 08, 2018

Surgery on a Submarine

By |2018-08-21T20:21:00-04:00August 21, 2018|Submarine History|

What happens when you get sick on a submarine? When we think about the day to day operations of the submarine fleet, sickness isn't something that normally comes up in a discussion. While crews today are larger than in the [...]

13 08, 2018

Life after the Polar Crossing

By |2018-08-13T14:10:27-04:00August 13, 2018|Submarine History|

“They [Nautilus and an airship 126719] were undertaken at a time when the Arctic was considered the last earth frontier. Both the nuclear-powered submarine and the airship were exotic, new, yet-to-be-proven additions to the fleet.” – Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, [...]

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