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At random: The first submarine which actually sank another enemy vessel under combat conditions was the CSS HUNLEY built during the Civil War. The Union frigate HOUSATONIC on blockade station off Charleston, S. C. was the victim. The incident occurred on February 17, 1864.
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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