Grandfather to the Fast Attack – USS Carp (SS 20) F-1 (The Mysterious loss of Bob the Submarine Dog)

When the Navy bought its first Holland class submarine, the future of the craft was still as murky as the water it would dive into . The original boats were very limited in depth capability and the propulsion mechanism was still primitive by today’s standards. The vision for many was to mimic Jules Verne’s novel […]

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The Terror of the Sea

The Terror of the Sea – Submarine Warfare October 1914 Up until the moment that German submarine U-9 approached the cruisers she would sink on September 22, 1914, all submarine attacks were either academic of limited in damage. That does not mean that the many brave deeds that came before were not noteworthy, but in […]

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Killing the Sea Monsters

  Killing the Sea Monsters Two views on submarine versus submarine warfare were recorded after the end of the war where this type of combat was first initiated. Prior to this time, no submarines had been engaged in direct combat with each other. The challenges of the technology, the nature of the sea and the […]

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How big is your joy?

Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Roscoe Pennsylvania This was where I was called to preach last Sunday. The sermon topic matched the third Sunday in Advent: “How big is your joy?” The Shepherds were the focus and it was a great morning to celebrate God’s using some of the most unexpected people as His Messengers. The shepherds […]

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