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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What’s in a name? (a short explanation of how naming submarines got so fishy fifty years ago)

Growing up, I read nearly every book I could get my hands on that contained US Navy ships. I especially loved the stories about the Second World War. It was so cool to be able to know that Battleships were always named after states, cruisers bore the names of cities and destroyers were honored with […]

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“In my spare time, I went to Harvard”… how they kept from being bored on a boomer in ’65

November has been submarine month at theleansubmariner. Probably a large part of that is the nostalgia of looking back over the last 45 years and my own experiences on the boats. I got a chance to share some of my memories as well as stories from the archives that highlighted submarine development since the early […]

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