Tag Archives: Subs

I didn’t march today. But I did remember – theleansubmariner

It was a family tradition for a number of years and in 1972 it would be my last one as a civilian. I had already joined the Navy in the delayed entry program and would leave a few weeks later. … Continue reading

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Conflict? We don’t need no stinking conflict! – theleansubmariner

Put two people in a room and at some point, there will be conflict. The story is as old as Cain and Abel. Conflict? We don’t need no stinking conflict!

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1928-1929 “Air getting very bad. Please hurry,” and finally, “Is there any hope?” – theleansubmariner

1928 continued to show challenges for the American submarine fleet. The characteristics of the submersibles of the S class were that they had to spend much of the time on the surface. Steam ships operating in the area often did … Continue reading

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1921 – The Violation of All Humane Rules and International Laws Relating to the Conduct of Warfare – theleansubmariner

1921 – Peace was in the air. Sort of. 1921 – The Violation of All Humane Rules and International Laws Relating to the Conduct of Warfare I’m pretty sure that once this bottle was opened, it was too late to … Continue reading

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1911 Whim of a Woman – The First Female Casualty on a Submarine – theleansubmariner

Once upon a time my wife got a chance to join me and my fellow submariners on a dependents cruise. I am not sure they are even allowed anymore. But this was a pretty special occasion. The USS San Francisco … Continue reading

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1922 – Radio, Seaplanes and A Seagoing Covered Wagon – theleansubmariner

The implementation of the terms of the Washington Naval Arms Limitation Treaty were already being felt. The new class at the Naval Academy was going to be limited to less than a hundred men and Congress was cutting funds and … Continue reading

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March 1946 – The Navy Gains a Foothold in the Atomic Field – theleansubmariner

In March of 1946, the country was still struggling to come to terms with the realization that the atom had been partially mastered. When the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were used to help end the war in the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? The Saga of the Jinxed Sea Otter – 1942 – theleansubmariner

Even before the United States entered World War II, an old nemesis from the last World War was making its presence known: the submarines of the German Navy. What’s in a name? The Saga of the Jinxed Sea Otter – … Continue reading

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The Final Dive of the F-4 (March 1915) – theleansubmariner

It was on the morning of March 25, 1915, that F-1, F-3, and F-4 left Honolulu for local operations. F-4 did not return, and the eventual detection and recovery was a classic of naval salvage. The Final Dive of the … Continue reading

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The Ship That Wouldn’t Die – USS Shaw DD-373 – theleansubmariner

One of the most remarkable pictures captured at Pearl Harbor on December 7th was the spectacular explosion of the USS Shaw which was in a floating dry dock as the attack began. The bomb damage was significant enough to make … Continue reading

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