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    Re: Navigating USS Nautilus in 1958
    From: Rommel John Miller
    Date: 2019 Aug 4, 18:24 -0500
    Funny I was born on 17AUG1958 so am about to cusp the 61st year of my existence.

    in the Navy I was stationed aboard the USS HOLLAND (AS-32) which in 1978 was forward-deployed at Refit Site ONE, Holy Loch, near Dunoon, Scotland.

    So I feel a certain kinship with these two vessels,  the AS-32 was mothballed and sold to the Saudis.

    It is nice that both these notable ships are preserved and serve as testimonial museums to the tenacity of the human condition.

    I am a Cold War Veteran, and proud of it.

    Rommel John Miller
    8679 Island Pointe Drive
    Hebron, MD  21830

    410-422-7070


    On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 3:03 PM Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:

    Holland 1, that tiny submarine on display in Gosport (Portsmouth) UK went to sea in about 1902 --the first submarine of the Royal Navy. The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus navigated under the polar ice in 1958, just 56 years later. We're now 61 years since that passage. Both Holland 1 and USS Nautilus are museum exhibits and we can go aboard both (I have).

    There are interesting details on the navigation, especially the dead reckoning, in an article in "Proceedings" from December 1958 on the US Naval Institude website here:
    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/1958/december/navigating-under-north-pole-icecap.

    Does anyone know if further details, perhaps formerly classified, on this voyage and its navigation have become available since then?

    Frank Reed

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