Friday, August 15, 2008

So Long NR-1, We Hardly Knew Ye!

Navy News has a list of this year's ships to be decommissioned. Among the targets is the venerable NR-1. When I was a student at Admiral Rickover's School for Wayward Boys, we used to hear all kinds of tales about this mysterious sub that was soooo secret, it didn't even have a name.

Well, the little lady is headed for retirement. Coincidentally, I just started reading "Dark Waters" a little tale by a former Nuke ICman. (I had forgot all about the Nuke IC rate.) So far, its good.

I wonder what will take the place of the indispensable little boat? And what will they do with the hull after they D-nuke it?

On NR-1, when they say, "Take her deep," they mean it!

1 comment:

reddog said...

When I was at SubSchool in '76, it was just parked at the pier. I never heard it was that secret.

There were a lot of neat stories about it floating around and I thought it was very cool.