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FReeper Canteen~The USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571)~6 Sept 2007
Various Internet | Canteen Crew

Posted on 09/05/2007 5:50:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie

The FReeper Canteen Presents.....

The USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571)

USS Nautilus is arguably the most famous submarine in the world. She was first in many respects, including being the first nuclear submarine, first submarine to navigate under the North Pole, as well as setting many endurance records for submerged operations. She also participated in many exercises that helped to rewrite Anti-Submarine Warfare doctrine.



USS NAUTILUS was laid down 14 June 1952, President Harry S. Truman officiating, at the Electric Boat Co., Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Connecticut; launched 21 January 1954; sponsored by Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, wife of President Eisenhower, and commissioned 30 September 1954, Comdr. E. P. Wilkinson in command.

Following commissioning NAUTILUS remained at dockside for further construction and testing until 17 January 1955. Then, at 1100, her lines were cast off and she was "underway on nuclear power." Trials followed and on 10 May NAUTILUS headed south for shakedown. She remained submerged while enroute to Puerto Rico, covering 1,381 miles in 89.8 hours, the longest submerged cruise, to that date, by a submarine, and at the highest sustained submerged speed ever recorded for a period of over one hour's duration. Throughout 1955, and into 1957, she investigated the effects of the radically increased submerged speed and endurance, such changes in submerged mobility having virtually wiped out progress in anti-submarine warfare techniques. The airplane and radar, which helped defeat submarines in the Atlantie during World War II, proved ineffective against a vessel which did not need to surface, could clear an area in record time, and swiftly change depth simultaneously.



On 4 February 1957, NAUTILUS logged her 60,000th nautical mile to bring to reality the achievements of her fictitious namesake in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In May she departed for the Pacific Coast to participate in coastal exercises and the fleet exercise, operation "Home run," which acquainted units of the Pacific Fleet with the capabilities of nuclear submarines.

NAUTILUS returned to New London 21 July and departed again 19 August for her first voyage, of 1,383 miles, under polar pack ice. Thence, she headed for the Eastern Atlantic to participate in NATO exercises and conduct a tour of various British and French ports where she was inspected by defense personnel of those countries. She arrived back at New London 28 October, underwent upkeep, and then conducted coastal operations until the spring.

On 25 April 1958 she was underway again for the West Coast. Stopping at San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle she began her history making Polar transit, operation "Sunshine," as she departed the latter port 9 June. On 19 June she entered the Chukchi Sea, but was turned back by deep draft ice in those shallow waters. On the 28th she arrived at Pearl Harbor to await better ice conditions. By 23 July her wait was over and she set a course northward. She submerged in the Barrow Sea Valley 1 August and on 3 August, at 2315 (EDST) she became the first ship to reach the geographic North Pole. From the North Pole, she continued on and after 96 hours and 1830 miles under the ice, she surfaced northeast of Greenland, having completed the first successful voyage across the North Pole.



Proceeding from Greenland to Portland, England, she received the Presidential Unit Citation, the first ever issued in peace time, from American Ambassador J. H. Whitney, and then set a westerly course which put her into the Thames River estuary at New London 29 October. For the remainder of the year she operated from her homeport, New London, Connecticut.

Following fleet exercises in early 1959, NAUTILUS entered the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, for her first complete overhaul (28 May 1959 - 15 August 1960). Overhaul was followed by refresher training and on 24 October she departed New London for her first deployment with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, returning to her homeport 16 December.

NAUTILUS operated in the Atlantic, conducting evaluation tests for ASW improvements, participating in NATO exercises and, during the fall of 1962, in the naval quarantine of Cuba, until she headed east again for a two month Mediterranean tour in August 1963. On her return she joined in fleet exercises until entering the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for her second overhaul 17 January 1964. On 2 May 1966, NAUTILUS returned to her homeport to resume operations with the Atlantic Fleet. For the next year and a quarter she conducted special operations for ComSubLant and then in August 1967, returned to Portsmouth, for another year's stay, following which she conducted exercises off the southeastern seaboard. She returned to New London in December 1968, and into 1970 she continued to participate in operations as a unit of the 2nd Fleet.

*Non-QTVR USS Nautilus Tour*


General Characteristics: Awarded: August 2, 1951
Keel laid: June 14, 1952
Launched: January 21, 1954
Commissioned: September 30, 1954
Decommissioned: March 3, 1980
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: two
Length: 324 feet (98.75 meters)
Beam: 27.8 feet (8.47 meters)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 3,530 tons Submerged: approx. 4,090 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 22 knots Submerged: approx. +20 knots
Armament: six 533 mm torpedo tubes
Crew: 13 Officers, 92 Enlisted

*Nautilus Video Clip*


In the spring of 1979, NAUTILUS set out from Groton, Connecticut on her final voyage. She reached Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California on May 26, 1979 - her last day underway. She was decommissioned on March 3, 1980 after a career spanning 25 years and over half a million miles steamed.

In recognition of her pioneering role in the practical use of nuclear power, NAUTILUS was designated a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior on May 20, 1982. Following an extensive historic ship conversion at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, NAUTILUS was towed to Groton, Connecticut arriving on July 6, 1985.

On April 11, 1986, eighty-six years to the day after the birth of the Submarine Force, Historic Ship NAUTILUS, joined by the Submarine Force Museum, opened to the public as the first and finest exhibit of its kind in the world, providing an exciting, visible link between yesterday's Submarine Force and the Submarine Force of tomorrow.





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To: Brad's Gramma

How long before the blessed event, now?


251 posted on 09/05/2007 10:19:53 PM PDT by HiJinx (Learn to take as a measure of success the criticism of your enemies. RL.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Take it from me-a Mom at 5 of them you will be a mess.It will be OK.


252 posted on 09/05/2007 10:20:11 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: fatima
I am closing my eyes and picturing Sarah "helping" you decorate the store.


253 posted on 09/05/2007 10:34:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

That was my help I tell you.Terry who is a fireball,Sarah who is 2 years old and a lady who Terry brought who we did not find again after 4 hours-she went shopping.HELP.


254 posted on 09/05/2007 10:38:24 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Brad's Gramma

I can’t tell you to pull yourself together.I hate weddings.


255 posted on 09/05/2007 10:40:55 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Diesel Boats Forever!

The original Silent Service.

256 posted on 09/05/2007 10:41:39 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Good night and sleep well, ms b...*HUGS*
Thanks for all you do for the troops.


257 posted on 09/05/2007 10:47:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: HiJinx
That's okay, it builds character.

Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. :)

258 posted on 09/05/2007 10:51:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride, here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: BIGLOOK
That is TOO cool! Thanks.


259 posted on 09/05/2007 10:53:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: DogandPonyShow
DBF

Still running silent......

Proceed, undetected.
260 posted on 09/05/2007 10:54:38 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: fatima

I’ll walk down that aisle with a box of Kleenex in hand.

I will, however, color-coordinate it to the wedding. ;)


261 posted on 09/05/2007 10:54:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride, here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: fatima

That is SO cute......


262 posted on 09/05/2007 10:55:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride, here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: TASMANIANRED

Good night and safe journey, Taz. Thanks for helping honor our troops.


263 posted on 09/05/2007 10:55:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: fatima

Watching her walk out of the dressing room with the first gown on last weekend.....took my breath away....

And nope. I didn’t cry. I grinned, ear to ear.


264 posted on 09/05/2007 10:56:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride, here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma
Do not wear beige or gray or I will hate you forever/not.
265 posted on 09/05/2007 10:59:23 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: fatima

Nope. Neither of those will work. :)


266 posted on 09/05/2007 11:03:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride, here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

:)


267 posted on 09/05/2007 11:04:39 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: BIGLOOK

Hey! THANKS!!!!

DBF! :)


268 posted on 09/05/2007 11:05:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride, here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: fatima; y'all

I shall now retire for the evening.

Sleep well everyone!!


269 posted on 09/05/2007 11:06:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

I am glad your happy and I wish the best of blessings on you and them.You know I mean that.I can see you in red- Momma-heeeheeee.


270 posted on 09/05/2007 11:07:45 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Heck we have to get you a bed-wait.


271 posted on 09/05/2007 11:08:53 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: fatima

Thank you, dear one....

:)


272 posted on 09/05/2007 11:10:22 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: fatima
This is a little known location.
273 posted on 09/05/2007 11:12:33 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Brad's Gramma

See 273-For the Mother of the Bride-Always hide out :)


274 posted on 09/05/2007 11:14:38 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: fatima

AAAAhhhhhhhhhh.........to bed I GO!!!

You’re so sweet!!!!

I wuv you!

Nite now!


275 posted on 09/05/2007 11:16:31 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma
Aloha Granms!

Credit given where credit due.

But those guys were Mermaid hogs!


276 posted on 09/05/2007 11:22:38 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Congratulations, you .. you ... mother-in-law!!! ;)

This weekend .. and have you all been planning this awhile ?

Have a sparkling day whenever the happy day arrives.. ya hear? (2 extra drinkies is .. OK)


277 posted on 09/05/2007 11:24:23 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: AZamericonnie
I got to go on board the board the Seawolf when it pulled into Brisbane back in the early sixties. We were among the few American living there at the time. I thought it was absolutely the coolest thing in the world. At the time it truly was.
278 posted on 09/05/2007 11:30:39 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with a little more effort you can be impossible." - Mom)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; Alas Babylon!; AliVeritas; allegro; ...

Remembering probably the greatest classical voice of the last century .. Luciano Pavarotti.

He had been fighting pancreatic cancer for awhile when he sang this, Nessun Dorma, last year, at the Torino Olympics. It's an incredible performance. God rest his soul, in God's choir now.


279 posted on 09/05/2007 11:41:49 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Cold Heart

Good night and rest well, Cold Heart. Have fun with the grandsons.


280 posted on 09/05/2007 11:42:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Good night, Grammie....don’t forget the rollie thing.


281 posted on 09/05/2007 11:47:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
How are you?

I had a pretty good day. Went on a morning hike with a couple of my girlfriends. Took about an hour through the foothills. SPF all the way! LOL!

No sleep for the wicked! ; )

282 posted on 09/06/2007 12:28:54 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: TASMANIANRED
Evening Tamar..

Annyonghaseyo, fellow red head!

283 posted on 09/06/2007 12:29:24 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: Old Sarge

That’s a pretty saucy leperchaun!


284 posted on 09/06/2007 12:31:04 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: LUV W
Hattrick! WOO-HOO!

Can't forget the prize! LOL!

285 posted on 09/06/2007 12:36:11 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: SevenofNine
RIP Luciano Pavarotti

Nessum Dorma

The Three Tenors ~ Amazing Grace


286 posted on 09/06/2007 12:59:08 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Boiler Plate

Welcome to the Canteen, Boiler Plate. Thanks for sharing your adventure.


287 posted on 09/06/2007 1:23:30 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: blackie; Jet Jaguar; Jack Deth; txradioguy; tongue-tied; E.G.C.; Laurita; SoldierDad; Allegra; ...



288 posted on 09/06/2007 1:48:46 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

How about a donut?

Coffee is always on........

Or a sandwich?


289 posted on 09/06/2007 1:54:23 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning Kathy.


290 posted on 09/06/2007 1:59:13 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (Proud member: Minnesotans for Global Warming)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

291 posted on 09/06/2007 2:54:15 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


292 posted on 09/06/2007 2:54:40 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; STARWISE

((HUGS))Good morning, Starwise. How’s it going?


293 posted on 09/06/2007 2:55:31 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: AZamericonnie
This is a finished model picture of the Gato class of WW2 era US diesel submarines, my model that I am building is identical in all respects and is 90% finished, its 52" long! This class of sub was designed for Pacific fleet operations and long transit routes unlike the smaller U-boats of the third Reich.
294 posted on 09/06/2007 3:08:12 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

I am so sad over the maestro dying.
I have some of his music that I have been collecting that I will be listening to and crying over.
God rest his eternal soul. :(


295 posted on 09/06/2007 3:18:46 AM PDT by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: Pusterfuss

Good morning, Pusterfuss...((HUGS)),,,happy Thursday.


296 posted on 09/06/2007 3:24:14 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...have a nice Thursday.


297 posted on 09/06/2007 3:49:49 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: beachn4fun

Good Morning LOL!


298 posted on 09/06/2007 4:12:43 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun

Good Morning LOL!


299 posted on 09/06/2007 4:12:44 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun

Good Morning LOL!


300 posted on 09/06/2007 4:12:45 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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