Saturday, January 17, 2009

53 Years Ago Today The Nautilus Submarine


On this day in history in, in 1955,the Submarine USS Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage.

I remember it well. The captain was a bearded fellow by the name of Captain Nemo. Also on board was a rebel sailor named Kirk Douglas – who whipped a giant squid. Really! I saw the newsreels and they don’t lie.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Si's blog said...

I remember the real Nautilus. Was on an antisub destroyer steaming along at max sonar speed when this periscope and an underwater whoosh went by us as if we were standing still. Truly remarkable.

5:18 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

You're funny, Eddie (and that's a good thing).

5:43 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Si,
That is something. You witnessed a changing of the guard, so to speak.

Judy,
OK, Martha.

7:14 AM  

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