The Official Magazine of the
U.S. Submarine Force

Undersea Warfare Winter 1998/1999 Vol. 1, No. 2

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The Virginia Class – America’s Next Submarine

USS Boise’s 1998 Deployment

Virtual Reality Under the Sea

Interview with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

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Submarine Forward Presence

On the Waterfront

Historical Reflection

Mission Report



Defense Science Board

Photo Contest!



The Goat Locker!

Flag Plot

Naval Nuclear Propulsion



VADM E.P. Giambastiani, Jr.
Commander, Submarine Force,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet

RADM A.H. Konetzni, Jr.
Commander, Submarine Force,
U.S. Pacific Fleet

RADM Malcolm I. Fages
Director, Submarine Warfare

CAPT Gerald W. Faber
Commander, Undersea Surveillance

LCDR Kevin Mooney
Military Editor

LCDR Mark McCaffrey
COMSUBLANT Public Affairs Officer

LCDR Dave Werner
COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Officer


UNDERSEA WARFARE is the professional magazine of the undersea warfare community. Its purpose is to educate its readers on undersea warfare missions and programs, with a particular focus on U.S. submarines. This journal will also draw upon the Submarine Force’s rich historical legacy to instill a sense of pride and professionalism among community members and to enhance reader awareness of the increasing relevance of undersea warfare for our nation’s defense.

The opinions and assertions herein are the personal ones of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Department of the Navy.

Contributions and Feedback Welcome

Send articles, photographs (min 300 dpi electronic), and feedback to: Regular Mail: Military Editor, Undersea Warfare CNO (N87C) 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000, E-Mail:; Phone: 703-604-7833; Fax 703-604-7878

Special Thanks

UNDERSEA WARFARE extends special thanks to the following people for their contributions and support: Candie Desjardins and Mike DeLuise of Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division, Tom Plante of Electric Boat, and the cyberspace submariners of Ron Martini’s Submarine World Network Bulletin Board Service.

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