The Official Magazine of the
U.S. Submarine Force

VADM John J. Grossenbacher Commander, Naval Submarine Forces, 
Commander, Submarine Force,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet
RADM John B. Padgett III 
Deputy Commander

Submarine Forces, 
Commander, 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 
COMNAVSUBFOR 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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by Edward C. Whitman


Call to War
by RADM Richard Terpstra, USN 

Experimentation: The Key to Transformation 
by Floyd D. Kennedy, Jr.

Focusing on ASW in RIMPAC 2002 
by JOCS(SW) Phil Eggman, USN

Seahorses and Submarines
by Craig A. Peterson and Martha E. M. Head

IUSS Shines in Smart Search 02 
by ENS Teddy G. Tan, USN

Texas keel-laying
by JOC Michael Foutch, USN

From Design Bureau to Concert Hall - 
The Journey of David Finko

by JOC Michael Foutch, USN

Cold War Submarine Memorial

USS Boise Supports Battle Group In Enduring Freedom
Photos by PH1 Jim Hampshire

Back Cover: The Constant Reminder
by DM2 Robert Malin, USN


Washington Watch 


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On The Cover
Petty Officer 3rd Class John A. Long of Homer City, Pennsylvania, raises a replica of the original Navy Jack aboard USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708) during morning colors on 11 September 2002 to honor those lost in the attacks on America one year earlier.  By direction of the Secretary of the Navy, all U.S. ships will fly the Navy Jack in place of the Union Jack for the duration of the war on terrorism.

Photo by JOSN Benjamin Keller, COMNAVSUBFOR Public Affairs