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At random: Insignia of the Navy's submarine service is a submarine flanked by two dolphins. Dolphins, or porpoises, the traditional attendants to Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea and patron deity of sailors, are symbolic of a calm sea, and are sometimes called the 'sailors' friend. In addition to the Dolphins, those World War II submariners who participated in successful combat patrols may wear the coveted Submarine Combat Insignia.
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fortyrod
Posted 2017-10-05 3:46 AM (#85270)
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Subject: 10-5-59


Atlantic 10/05/59: The USS Seadragon (SSN-584) on the surface at night during its sea trials
collides with a whale, or possibly a large shark,off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, bending one
of its propellers.The submarine proceeds to Portsmouth for repairs on its own power using its
other propeller.
Sewer Pipe Snipe
Posted 2017-10-05 4:12 AM (#85271 - in reply to #85270)
Master and Commander

Posts: 1193

Location: Albany, GA.
Subject: RE: 10-5-59

Now, in this current environment, there would be an outcry about attacking marine life. Things were simpler back then, and common sense was often applied.  
GaryKC
Posted 2017-10-05 6:00 AM (#85272 - in reply to #85271)


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Location: Kansas City Missouri
Subject: RE: 10-5-59

Things were simpler back then, and common sense was often applied.  

Ric
Posted 2017-10-05 7:49 AM (#85273 - in reply to #85270)


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Location: Upper lefthand corner of the map.
Subject: RE: 10-5-59

"...(USS) V-1 in the spring of 1926, nearing the end of a transit from Key West to Portsmouth, near Provincetown, Mass., the submarine, while surfacing from a dive struck an object and the whole submarine shuddered from the impact. Upon reaching the surface, investigation reveled that the V-1 had collided with a 58 foot whale and had broken the whales back and killed it. The whale was still partly wrapped around the bow while on the surface. The submarine towed the whale to Provincetown so the locals could view it then towed it back to sea to sink."
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