The Skipjack Class – Unleashing a New Kind of Sea Monster

Part of the amazing story of the Skipjack class

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There she blows!–there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!

“Some of the subtlest secrets of the seas seemed divulged to us in this enchanted pond. We saw young Leviathan amours in the deep. And thus, though surrounded by circle upon circle of consternations and affrights, did these inscrutable creatures [mother whales and their babies] at the centre freely and fearlessly indulge in all peaceful concernments; yea, serenely reveled in dalliance and delight. But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still forever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy”

In the classic novel Moby Dick, Ishmael has a mystic vision of the peaceful center of whale life in the deep that mirrors the deep calm in his…

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