Tag Archives: Subs

First call, first call to colors — theleansubmariner

Yesterday was a really good day. I was proud to have represented the Pittsburgh Council of the Navy League at the inactivation ceremony for the USS Pittsburgh. Tomorrow’s post will contain the speech Captain Jason Deichler made to commemorate the … Continue reading

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How theleansubmariner came to exist — theleansubmariner

I love history. I really love submarine history. It’s amazing to live in an age where so much information is available. Most of the research I do is conducted online using the Library of Congress, a reference called the Hathi … Continue reading

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Submarine Rule #1: Close the Hatch (The Story of the Fulton) — theleansubmariner

Imagine spending an entire night under the surface of the ocean. In 1901, this had to have been quite an electric story. The American experiment with submarines was not that old yet and the thought of men actually living under … Continue reading

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USS Grunion SS-216 – Tombstone Tuesdays August 13, 2019

I went with an unusual choice for this week’s Tombstone Tuesdays – USS Grunion (SS-216). In has been in the news recently and there are some YouTube videos – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=uss+grunion+bow+discovered. In general, shipwrecks where people went down with the ship, … Continue reading

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French submarine La Minerve (S647) found 50 years after disappearance – NavalToday

I try and recognize when a ship, sub, or other missing vessel has been found, especially if it has been missing for a long time. I saw this on Wikipedia today –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Minerve_(S647). Here are several articles reporting on the … Continue reading

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Soviet B-39 Submarine Ship Museum, San Diego, California

As part of my ongoing Ship Museums series, I chose B-39, a Russian submarine that is now part of the San Diego Maritime Museum. GPS locations: Google Maps, Microsoft Bing, Mapquest Soviet B-39: http://www.hnsa.org/hnsa-ships/soviet-b-39/ Official website – Maritime Museum of … Continue reading

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Thank You to BillionGraves Contributor for Rear Admiral Fluckey’s Headstone Photo

I posted about Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey also known as “Lucky Fluckey” in this blog post: The Sub That Sank a Train. Thank you to Beth, BillionGraves contributor, for taking and transcribing the photo. You can view the image … Continue reading

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