Friday, January 20, 2006

TheSubReport.com Daily News Roundup 1-21-06

On this date:

21 January 1954 USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571) (the Navy's first nuclear submarine) was launched at General Dynamics "Electric Boat" shipyards in Groton, CT.






21 January 1961, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN-598) completed the first operational voyage of a fleet ballistic missile submarine, with 66 days submerged.








21 January 1942 USS GREENLING (SS-213) commissioned.




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Ship of the Day USS TANG (SS-306) (Photos)
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Did you know? Eight members of the U.S. Submarine Force have been recipients of the Medal of Honor.
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SubPac Battle "E" Awards go to Pearl Harbor SSN's USS La Jolla (SSN 701), Submarine Squadron One; USS Columbia (SSN 771), Submarine Squadron Three; USS Cheyenne (SSN 773), Submarine Squadron Seven; Guam-based USS Corpus Christi (SSN 705), Submarine Squadron Fifteen; San Diego's USS Topeka (SSN 754), Submarine Squadron Eleven; and Trident subs USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), Submarine Squadron Seventeen, and USS Nevada (SSBN 733), Submarine Squadron Nineteen out of Bangor.
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Submarine movies - Das Boot (1981). Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Director.
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It's official, USS Ohio is now an SSGN.
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What is "sea duty"? It's when you, well, go to sea.
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USS Charlotte (SSN-766) and USS Dolphin (AGSS-555) changes of command.
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Tires? Goodyear has the blimp, the Navy has NR-1.
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Where are they? Who knows, but as of today there are 16 submarines operating away from homeport, and 7 on deployment.
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Say hello to Germany's new U-boats. Not nukes, but weeks underwater on AIP.
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New discoveries, and new questions, on the Confederate submarine Hunley.
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Submarine heroes - MM3(SS) James Smallwood, USS Sargo (SSN-583)
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Giant octopus finds ROV tasty. Really.
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An entire destroyer gets it's "dolphins".
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Effect of sonar on whales inconclusive.
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It's cold in Maine...but not cold enough for a hiring freeze at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, according to VADM Paul Sullivan (NAVSEA).
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EB chief lobbying for increased sub construction; U.S. has no plans on new sub classes on the drawing board.
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Submarine rescue innovation...from an 11 year old British schoolgirl and a set of Legos.

2 Comments:

At 1:23 PM, Blogger forendy44 said...

Hate to say it guys, but seems to me that the Brits were FIRST there again.
How ever can you Yanks catch up??

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Rob said...

We'll eventually get tired of losing the beer bets and one-up the Brits...one hopes :)

 

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