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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.

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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

 

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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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Remembering the Forgotten

Many officers and enlisted who served with the NSG, and to some extent FCC/C10F, that should be remembered for their service.

If you would like to remember a shipmate and you are willing to write their story, Station HYPO will post it for you.  A great example will be tomorrow’s post by LCDR Robert E. Morrison, USN, Ret. honoring CWO4 John Thomas. Wise, USN.

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Remembering Captain Linwood S. Howeth, USN,  20th Commander to Lead Navy Cryptologists

Captain Linwood Sylvester Howeth, USN
February 19, 1902 – February 28, 1972

His biography follows:
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The Ruse

How a ruse to keep German pilots confused gave the Vitamin-A-rich vegetable too much credit.

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Remembering RADM Fran McKee, Commanding Officer, NSGA Fort Meade, September 1973 to May 1976

Fran McKee was the first female line officer to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.

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