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Sunday, March 04, 2007

First North Pole Skipper Passes Away

CAPT William Anderson, the CO of USS Nautilus (SSN 571) during her first visit to the North Pole, passed away late last month at 85. A true submarining pioneer, he went on to serve four terms in Congress after retiring from the Navy. Nevertheless, he will always be best know for his feat of leading his ship and crew to the North Pole in 1958 -- an event Anderson wrote about in his book "Nautilus 90 North". The boat's triumphant return to the U.S. is shown here:

[Note: This picture came from this page of photos from the CSP Arctic Submarine Laboratory page.]


Blogger Skippy-san said...

I remember reading his Nautilus book when I was a kid. I was fascinated with that and a Nat Geo article about USS Triton soon after.

Sad day indeed.

3/06/2007 5:14 AM


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