USS John Adams SSBN 620 – Libertatem amicitiam retinebis et fidem (Freedom and friendship thou shall preserve, and faith)

USS John Adams SSBN 620 When I first read the book by Admiral Rickover about the 41 for Freedom boats, I was curious about the order of the chapters. After all, the hull numbers started at 598 and here we were on the second chapter with hull number 620. But to Admiral Rickover’s ordered mind, the […]

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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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“Who you calling Bubblehead?”

I was having a fun filled conversation about the head on a submarine that included the operating procedures and the sanitary tanks this week with a very good friend. To be fair, who else would you have such a conversation with? My friend was a ground pounder back during the countries extended excursion into South […]

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