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At random: Traditionally, United States submarines have been named after fish and other marine creatures. One exception was the Navy's first submarine HOLLAND which was named after its inventor, John Philip Holland. Today, ballistic missile submarines are named for famous American patriots, with the newest class, the OHIO class, named after states. The LOS ANGELES class of attack submarines are named for United States cities. The nations news class of submarine, the Virginia class, is also named for US States, making them the capital ships of the navy.
How I got into submarines

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Posted 2007-08-31 11:25 AM (#7008)

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Location: Va.Beach,Va.
Subject: How I got into submarines

I can attribute my initial desire to be a submariner to 3 people.they are,in no particular order,Clark Gable,Burt Lancaster,&my dad.To my knowlege all of these folks were NQPs,but it was them who introduced me to submarines & sparked my interest that would lead to a 20 year ride that I will never forget or regret. In 1958 my dad took me to see the film RUN SILENT RUN DEEP which I consider the most powerfull "shipover flic"of all time.The dvd is one of my most prized possessions.While on a fishing trip with my dad to the upper penninsula of Michigan I witnessed the last voyage of the captured German U-boat U-505 as she passed through the straights of Macanaw at Saulte st. Marie(sp?)on her way to Chicago.Thanks Clark,Burt,&Dad.I'll be forever gratefull for your guidance. MAD DOG
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