On April 25 1960, USS Triton completed the first submerged circumnavigation of the world while under the command of CAPT Edward Beach, Jr. Starting and ending at the St. Peter and Paul Rocks in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean near the Equator, the Triton traveled 26,723 nautical miles in 60 days and 21 hours. The Triton received the Presidential Unit Citation with a special clasp in the form of the globe.
26 April 2022 at 04:18
I well remember the voyage of the TRITON. Captain Edward L. Beach, a 1939 graduate of the Naval Academy, was a WWII submarine officer. He is the author of the novel RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP, which was turned into major motion picture starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. Beach’s RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP is one of only two novels I’ve read in the past thirty-nine years. The other is THE CAINE MUTINY, by Herman Wouk, which was also made into a movie. I strongly recommend both books and both movies. Very, very interesting and entertaining!