Summer 2001 
Vol. 3, No. 4

Undersea Warfare
The Official Magazine of the U.S. Submarine Force

VADM John J. Grossenbacher Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet 
RADM John B. Padgett II
, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet 
RADM Paul F. Sullivan
, Submarine Warfare 
CAPT Neil E. Rondorf
, Undersea Surveillance

LCDR Tom Monroe 
Military Editor
LCDR Robert S. Mehal 
COMSUBLANT Public Affairs Officer 
LCDR Kelly Merrell 
COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Officer

John Whipple 
Managing Editor
Edward C. Whitman 
Senior Editor
BlueWater Agency
Layout & Design


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 Forceís 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 nationís 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.

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Select here to see 3rd Annual photo contest winners!


Science & Technology: 
Naval Research Invests in Future Warfighting 

by CAPT David Schubert, USN

Reflections on the Past - Vision for the Future 
An Interview with the Commander, Undersea Surveillance
by LT Kecia Dilday, USN

Masters of the Deep: Submarines From a SEAL's Perspective 
by CDR Michael Wood, USN

USS Kamehameha Inactivates, Leaves Behind a Regal Legacy 
by COMSUBPAC Public Affairs

Royal Navy Celebrates Submarine Service Centenary 
by CDR Michael Davis-Marks, RN

A Century of Royal Navy Submarine Operations Holland 1 to Vanguard 
by CDR Jeff Tall, OBE, RN

Rising to Victory: 
The Pacific Submarine Strategy in World War II 
Part II: Winning Through
by Edward C. Whitman

A New Era in the Arctic 
by J.L. Gossett

Submarine Rescue Exercise Teams DSRV Mystic with Foreign Navies 
by LT Doug Gabos, USN


Washington Watch 


Operational Depth 

Forward Presence

Back Cover Illustration


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Photo Cover, caption follows

On The Cover
The First Place winner of the 3rd Annual Undersea Warfare Photo Contest features USS Buffalo (SSN-715) moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on July 4th, 2000, during the Centennial year of the United States Submarine Force. Photo by LT Roger Koopman, Communications Officer aboard Buffalo. To see more prize-winning photographs, go to page 16!