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WWII to Modern Submarines!

April 14, 2020

WWII to Modern Submarines!

I am proud to say that I was first trained on wonderful (but now antiquated) WWII submarines at the U.S. Navy’s Submarine School in New London Connecticut. 

See one of the WWII submarines,”old boats”.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Inside+the+USS+Drum&form=hpbap1&first=1&cw=1117&ch=453

It was then my great fortune to then be assigned to sea duty aboard the USS Ethan Allen SSBN 608.

This was my home, away from home, for over two years. The Ethan Allen, Nuclear Ballistic Missile submarine is now out of service and dismantled. It was the first in its class and led the way to those in service today. All of the great Ballistic missile submarines are called “Boomers”, for obvious reasons! 

See the Ethan Allen, SSBN 608

https://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=USS-Ethan-Allen-SSBN608-SSN608

Now see a short video  of America’s most modern Boomers!

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-itm-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=itm&p=video+of+ethan+allen+submarine+underway+or+inside#id=2&vid=ea17572fa3993b05355168fbd42f7707&action=view

Hope you enjoyed this short lesson on the submersible boats of what is called the U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service”.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/14/20


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