October 27, 1987
Police arrested 82 protesters in Groton, Conn., for trying to prevent Electric Boat shipyard employees from going to work building submarines that will carry a new generation of nuclear missile. "The Trident II, when it's deployed, will bring the world closer to nuclear war than it was 25 years ago," said protest spokesman Bill Boston, a member of the New Haven-based Coalition to Stop Trident.
April 25, 1988 |
An explosion and fire struck the diesel submarine Bonefish off Florida on Sunday, injuring 18, three seriously, and leaving 3 missing, the Navy said. It was not immediately known whether the blaze had been extinguished. The Bonefish, one of the last diesel submarines in service in the Navy, surfaced 160 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it was on a routine exercise, said Cmdr. Fred Leeder, spokesman for the Atlantic Fleet.
June 6, 2004 |
Former President Carter was filled with emotion as the most advanced nuclear submarine in the Navy was named after him at a Groton shipyard. "This is a very wonderful day for me, to see my wife break the Champagne on undoubtedly the finest and most formidable ship in the world," said Carter, a U.S. Naval Academy alumnus.
February 12, 1989 |
The nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena, which will be the first equipped with cruise missiles, joined the Navy's fleet Saturday during commissioning ceremonies. The event drew a peaceful demonstration by 35 anti-nuclear weapons protesters, officials said.
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April 19, 2001
Scientists studying the recovered Confederate submarine H.S. Hunley have now found the remains of eight crewmen, leaving only the vessel's captain, Lt. George Dixon, unaccounted for. All of the crewmen were found at their battle stations ready to crank the sub's propeller shaft, indicating that the craft probably sank very quickly, though researchers don't yet know why. Dixon would have been in the rear of the sub, an area that has not yet been excavated.
December 20, 1989 |
A Roman Catholic nun and five other peace activists were convicted of conspiracy for slipping into a Navy facility and staging a symbolic attack on a Trident nuclear submarine. A U.S. District Court jury in Hartford, Conn., acquitted all but one of the defendants of charges of damaging government property in the Labor Day incident at the U.S. Naval Underwater Systems Center in New London, Conn.
September 5, 2001 |
Workers using a remote-controlled saw began cutting through the sunken Kursk's mangled bow but had to stop when a cable broke, delaying a crucial stage in the operation to raise the Russian submarine. The saw sliced 5 feet into the steel hull before a cable guiding its chain of teeth ran across a rock and broke, officials said. Divers and technicians using remote-controlled submersible vehicles were working to fix the problem, but it was not clear how long the repair might take.
June 16, 1987 |
Navy Secretary James H. Webb ordered service officials Monday to allow female technicians aboard submarines for sea trials to test new equipment. The action came in the case of Pamella M. Doviak Celli, a civilian engineering technician at the Portsmouth, N.H., Naval Shipyard who had accused the Navy of sex discrimination. The Navy made clear that Webb's ruling would apply to any similarly situated woman.
January 22, 1991 |
The U.S. Navy has launched cruise missiles at Iraq from submarines in the Red Sea and fired a new remote-controlled missile in combat for the first time. Rear Adm. Riley Mixson, commander of the 30-strong Red Sea battle force, told reporters Monday that the warships have fired more than 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles since the Gulf War began Thursday. Some came from submarines, but he did not say how many or name the ships.
January 23, 1992 |
The United States is discussing with Russia a reduction in long-range nuclear weapons that would include the first-ever cuts in the vaunted American submarine missile force, sources familiar with arms initiatives said Wednesday night. The U.S. initiative, which is still being worked out, could result in scrapping up to about one-fifth of the long-range nuclear arsenal that would be left under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START.