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The Resource Around the World Submerged

Around the World Submerged

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Around the World Submerged
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Around the World Submerged
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Summary
When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. Beach, planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the scheduled cruise, however, Beach was summoned to Washington and told of the immediate necessity to prove the reliability of the Rickover-conceived submarine. His new secret orders were to take the Triton around the world, entirely submerged the total distance.This is Beach's gripping firsthand account of what went on during the 36,000 nautical-mile voyage whose record for speed and endurance still stands today. It brings to life the many tense events in the historic journey: the malfunction of the essential fathometer that indicated the location of undersea mountains and shallow waters, the sudden agonizing illness of a senior petty officer, and the serious problems with the ship's main hydraulic oil system. Intensely dramatic, Beach's chronicle also describes the psychological stresses of the journey and some touching moments shared by the crew. A skillful story teller, he recounts the experience in such detail that readers feel they have been along for the ride of a lifetime
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Beach, Edward L
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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Around the World Submerged
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OVERDRIVE:ae424ba6-9dd1-4a25-a750-c46470974b9c
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781612511986
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Around the World Submerged
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ae424ba6-9dd1-4a25-a750-c46470974b9c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781612511986
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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