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Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton (Bluejacket Books)


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When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. Beach, planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the scheduled cruise, however, Beach was summoned to Washington and told of the immediate necessity to prove the reliability of the Rickover-conceived submarine. His new secret orders were to take the Triton around the world, entirely submerged the total distance.

This is Beach's gripping firsthand account of what went on during the 36,000 nautical-mile voyage whose record for speed and endurance still stands today. It brings to life the many tense events in the historic journey: the malfunction of the essential fathometer that indicated the location of undersea mountains and shallow waters, the sudden agonizing illness of a senior petty officer, and the serious problems with the ship's main hydraulic oil system. Intensely dramatic, Beach's chronicle also describes the psychological stresses of the journey and some touching moments shared by the crew. A skillful story teller, he recounts the experience in such detail that readers feel they have been along for the ride of a lifetime.

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Beach was the commander of the Triton when it made its epic voyage. In this paperback reprint of his 1962 book, the story of the 1959 voyage is told based on the submarine's log and the captain's own memory. This will be an enjoyable read for those interested in stories of the sea.
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A gripping firsthand account of the record-breaking circumnavigation of the world in a submerged nuclear submarine.

About the Author

Edward L. Beach, Captain, USN (Ret.), is the best-selling author of Run Silent, Run Deep and a dozen other books about the Navy. His book Around the World Submerged describes his record-breaking 1960 circumnavigation of the globe in the USS Triton.

Product Details

Beach, Edward Latimer, Jr.
US Naval Institute Press
Beach, Edward L.
Annapolis, MD
Military - General
Military - Naval
Essays & Travelogues
Sailing - Narratives
Voyages around the world
Beach, Edward Latimer
Voyages around the world - History -
Triton (Submarine)
Military-Naval History
Bluejacket Books
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
9 x 6 in

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