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Around the World Underwater with Captain Edward L. Beach (Bookshelf for Young Americans)
Around the World Underwater with Captain Edward L Beach - Bookshelf for Young Americans Author:Beril Becker An amazed America read in the morning papers of May 11, 1960, headlines like the following: "Triton Goes Around Glove Submerged" and "Atom-powered Submarine Circles Earth in 84 days." — In a fantastic achievement, The Triton had completed a secret round-the-world voyage entirely under water. The experiment was essential to America's newest defen... more »se system - the Polaris submarine program.
Behind the startling headlines is the story of the development of the atomic submarine and of the tremendous labor of preparing for the voyage. Hundreds of meals had to be planned. Tons of food had to be ordered and stowed away. Spare parts enough to repair almost all equipment in the sub had to be checked over and put in place.
Only Captain Beach and a few trusted officers on the ship had been told the Triton's mission. Mr. Becker tells what it is like to live for three months aboard a submerged submarine. This book was published in 1961 so much is dated.« less