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  • FReeper Canteen~The USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571)~6 Sept 2007

    09/05/2007 5:50:54 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 444 replies · 4,912+ views
    Various Internet | Canteen Crew
    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...
  • RUN SILENT, RUN NUKE (USS Nautilus: 50 years ago today)

    01/17/2005 1:11:54 AM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 870+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2005 | PETER BROOKES
    IMAGINE the thoughts going through the minds of the captain and crew of the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, when it put to sea for the very first time ó 50 years ago this morning. Not only did they have to take a new submarine to sea, but also they had to control the splitting of the atom in a small space aboard a submerged submarine ó in constant danger from the nuclear fission's tremendous heat and life-threatening radiation. So it's likely that Nautilus' crew didn't give much thought to the fact that they were ushering in the atomic...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Makin Atoll Raid (08/17-18/1942) - Nov. 13th, 2003

    11/13/2003 12:00:01 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 114 replies · 1,830+ views ^ | Edward C. Whitman
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Navy Names New Amphibious Assault Ship Makin Island

    09/30/2003 9:32:19 AM PDT · by Dubya · 14 replies · 337+ views
    United States Department of Defense ^ | September 29, 2003 | United States Department of Defense
    The U.S. Navy has selected the name Makin Island for its next amphibious assault ship, which honors the daring raid carried out by Marine Corps Companies A and B, Second Raider Battalion, on Japanese-held Makin Island, in the Gilbert Islands, Aug. 17-18, 1942. The raid was launched from the submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut and succeeded in routing the enemy forces based there, gaining valuable intelligence. The raidís leader, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Evan Carlson was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions, while Marine Corps Sgt. Clyde Thompson, was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism and was...