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 III 
, Submarine Force, 
U.S. Pacific Fleet
RADM Paul F. Sullivan
, Submarine Warfare 
CAPT Greg Vaughn
, Undersea Surveillance

LCDR Dan Montgomery 
Military Editor
JOC Michael Foutch
Military Editor
LCDR Robert S. Mehal 
COMSUBLANT Public Affairs Officer 
CDR 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 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.

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 UNDERSEA WARFARE is published quarterly from appropriated funds by authority of the Chief of Naval Operations in accordance with NPPR P-35. The Secretary of the Navy has determined that this publication is necessary in the transaction of business required by law of the Department of the Navy. Use of funds for printing this publication has been approved by the Navy Publications and Printing Policy Committee. Reproductions are encouraged. Controlled circulation.


4th Annual 
Undersea Warfare Photo Contest


Submarine Rescue: 
Pacific Reach 2002 Puts Mystic to the Test
by LTJG John Perkins, JO3 Wes Eplen, and JOC Michael Foutch 

Call To Action - 
A Submarine CO's Account of the First Hours of the War on Terror 

by CDR Scott Bawden

Seawolf at Sea - 
Skipper Reviews First Deployment of the Navy's Newest Submarine

by JOC Michael Foutch, USN

The Submarine's Secret Weapon... A Tender Tale
by Randall Guttery 

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles:
Beneath the Wave of the Future 

by Edward C. Whitman

The Ekelund Range:
A Story of JO Innovation, Determination, and Communication

by JOC Michael Foutch, USN

Submarines to Corregidor
by Edward C. Whitman


Washington Watch 


Operational Depth 

Ships at Sea

Back Cover Illustration

Submarine Force Centerfold

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On The Cover
Our cover this issue is a photo illustration designed by senior graphic designer Sam Paciello Jr. of BlueWater Agency, which incorporates the photo of USS Hampton (SSN-767) that took 1st Place in this year's ohoto contest and an early image from Ground Zero in New York City taken by PHC(SW/DV) Eric J. Tilford.  We hope to show that while recovery efforts have officially ended in New York, the hard work of the Submarine Force in combating terrorism continues on in the memory of September 11th.  To see all the winners of the 4th Annual Undersea Warfare Photo Contest, click here.