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At random: The USS SKIPJACK was the first submarine designed from the keel up for top underwater performance using nuclear power. An earlier SKIPJACK was the first U.S. submarine to cross the Atlantic ocean under her own power (Newport, Rhode Island to Ponta Delgada, Azores, in 1917).
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Posted 2018-07-12 6:01 PM (#89645)
Great Sage of the Sea

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Subject: 7-13 history

Pacific 07/13/65: The USS Medregal (SS-480) collides with the Lebanese merchant ship The Rodos in the South China Sea suffering some damage in international waters 18 miles south of Hainan island. The U.S. Department of Defense says the submarine was on routine operations, but China claims the incident took place within its territorial waters.

Posted 2018-07-14 2:33 PM (#89665 - in reply to #89645)
Master and Commander

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Location: Wollongong, NSW
Subject: RE: 7-13 history

China at one stage claimed the entire South China Sea as its "local" waters - the name!
Thomas Courtien
Posted 2018-07-15 8:31 AM (#89669 - in reply to #89645)

Master and Commander

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Location: Patterson, New York
Subject: RE: 7-13 history

This where current day China has a submarine base; also, other military ships. I wonder if in 1965 it was being used for a naval base.
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