41 for Freedom Classes

I get notes from people on a regular basis helping me to understand the various “classes” within the group of submarines called the 41 for Freedom boats. Since I have been spending a lot of time lately researching the boats, I thought I would add some findings. First, I do appreciate the feedback and certainly […]

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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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41 for Freedom; Answering a Threat

On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. This launch was a double blow to the fledgling American rocket program. It proved that the Soviets were able to accomplish something that the Americans had yet to do. It also proved that the Soviets had the ability to launch […]

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