Writing the story of the “Eminent Americans… Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet”

Writing the story of the “Eminent Americans… Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet” Of all the treasures about submarine lore that have been recorded, very few meet the level of excitement for me than the book listed in the title to this post. When Admiral Rickover originally wrote his letters about the men who make […]

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Qualified: “One thing that the modern Submariner has in common with the old timer is esprit de corps”

Each generation of Submariners benefits from the work of the precious generation. As a young man, I had no idea what it would be like to serve on a submarine. Despite growing up in the Steel Valley of Pittsburgh and its suburbs where the birth of the nuclear Navy really occurred, I had no one […]

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LOOKING BACK: NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY- EIGHT is gone. (How the submarine force pivoted in 1958 to win the Cold War)

Cold War 1 – How the American Navy Pivoted its Submarine Force to Win the Day I love this time of year. Perspectives on the achievements of the past year reign supreme in the press and on almost all manner of media. With the advances of social media, the avalanche of looking back articles will […]

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October 27, 1949: The Day Comdr. John S. McCain, Jr., Let The Cat Out Of The Bag… Or Did He?

A Navy at war on two fronts: The Cold War and the War against unification The fall of 1949 was a tumultuous time for the United States Navy. Harry Truman and his Defense Secretary were focused on the unification of all of the Armed Services in a move to contain costs and gain efficiencies. On […]

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