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I was thinking the other day how two actors, who also once played father and son archaeologists in an “Indiana Jones” film (“the name of the dog junior”) had both been in other films, Soviet submarine commanders (“K-19: The Widowmaker” (Harrison Ford) and “The Hunt For Red October” (Sean Connery). People on this list might be interested to know that:

“On June 2, 2008, divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two in Norfolk, Virginia arrived and began preparations to raise the sub.”

The Wikipedia entry for Soviet submarine K-77 has an interesting history of the retired Julliett class submarine now on the river bottom in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

A “Silent Service” monument is now in New Suffolk, NY out on the North Fork of Long Island, NY where until about 1903 the Holland Torpedo Co. was on Broadway there. It had been started by a New Jersey math teacher, Mr. Holland whose small one man effort, where he started to work out the hydraulics was on exhibit in NJ. A replica of the “Turtle” used by Americans against the British Navy in the Revolutionary War, was on exhibit in Fort Clinton in lower Manhattan, built by the “History Channel” just prior to the events of 9/11/01 and they had promised a much more realistic one to follow. More recently an artist decided to float a “Turtle” replica with himself aboard and created a stir among the harbor patrols.


Written by georgejmyersjr

06/27/2008 at 4:17 am

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