1987 – The Counterpunch for a growing Soviet threat When I became a Machinist Mate Chief Petty Officer in August of 1987, I celebrated having served on a fair representation of Cold War submarines and stations. The journey took me from New London to Charleston to Pearl Harbor to Mare Island. Then the trip continued […]Read More 1987 – The Counterpunch for a growing Soviet threat
In the time before Polaris Quick disclaimer: I am sure that the purists will be jumping up and down in their retractable arm chairs yelling at Mister Mac for misrepresenting the article and contents. But if you stick with the story long enough you will discover two things: It was someone in BUSHIPS in 1958 […]Read More Nuclear Submersible Aircraft Carriers – USS Permit and USS Halibut
I reported on board the USS Halibut SSN 587 in Mare Island California in October 1975 I am always quick to point out that I was not a crew member when Halibut did the amazing things she did to help bring an end to the Cold War. I learned most of what I knew about […]Read More SSN 587 – Just for the Halibut
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack Submarines by their very nature are designed to operate in an atmosphere of stealth. The fact that they operate beneath the ocean’s surface places them in a dangerous environment under the best of circumstances. From the very beginning of […]Read More shhhhh… Can you keep a secret?