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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


February 2021

Remembering Captain Harold L. German, USNR (Cryptologist)

Captain Harold L. German, USNR, grew up in Smethport, McKean County, PA, where he developed an early interest in radio. A family friend was an amateur radio operator, taught Harold to use Morse Code, and showed him how his equipment worked.

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Remembering SGT William H. Carney, USA

William Harvey Carney
February 29, 1840 – December 9, 1908

SGT Carney’s story follows:

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The Story Behind the Corry Station Bell

February 27, 1970, the Corry Station bell located in front of building 501 was affixed in a place in honor near the flagpole.  The bell is from the USS Machias (PG 5), the first steel vessel built by Bath Iron Works in Main.  USS Machias was a U.S. Navy gunboat.

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Remembering Johnny Cash, the Man in Black and the Intercept Operator

February 26, 1932 – September 1, 2003

Johnny R. Cash was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas to Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree. He was the fourth of seven children.

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February 24, 1960:  USS Triton, First Submerged Circumnavigation of the Earth

Of February 24, 1960, the USS Triton (SSRN/SSN 586) became the first vessel to execute a submerged circumnavigation of the Earth in Operation Sandblast. Triton accomplished this objective during her shakedown cruise while under the command of Captain Edward L. “Ned” Beach, Jr.  Triton was the only member of her class and had the distinction of being the only Western submarine powered by two nuclear reactors.

Two days after leaving New London, Connecticut, Captain Edward L. “Ned” Beach, Jr. informs his crew of the Navy’s plans for the USS Triton (SSRN-586) to complete the first submerged circumnavigation of the earth. The mission took 60 days and 21 hours, from 24 February to 25 April 1960.  Source: U.S. Naval Institute


Triton’s Combat Information Center (CIC), displaying status board and radar consoles.




Remembering CWO4 John Thomas Wise, USN

CWO4 John Thomas Wise, USN
September 12, 1939 – March 4, 2015

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