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

Summer 2004 Cover of Undersea Warfare Magazine

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Summer 2004/Archives

U.S. Submarine... Beacause Stealth Matters


Washington Watch


Operational Depth

Ships At Sea

Letters to the Editor


6th Annual Undersea Warfare Photo Contest Winners

Former Commander-in-Chief Christens PCU Jimmy Carter

Hard-charging and Persistent: The Crew of PCU Virginia Looks Ahead

Pacific Reach 2004
U.S. Foreign Navies Practice Submarine Rescue, Foster Cooperation and Improve Interoperability

SSGN Conversions: Embodying the Sea Power 21 Vision

Heading North!
Traveling the Artic Region, U.S. Submarines Find Adventure, New Challenges, and New Friends

Saviors and Suppliers: World War II Submarine Speacial Operations in the Phillippines

Enhances Stability and Increases Interoperability in the Pacific Rim

Those in Peril - the S-5 Incident

Bringing Science to Life
Teaching Science Using Submarine Technology and the ex-USS Narwhal (SSN-671)

2004 Force Organization Map

Submarine Force Links

Director, Submarine Warfare

Commander, Naval Submarine Forces

Commander, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet

Navy News Stand

Undersea Warfare Photo Contest



Undersea Warfare 2003 CHINFO Merit Award

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On the Cover

The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN-706) surfaces in the Atlantic Ocean while participating in Majestic Eagle 2004, a multinational exercise conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrated the combined-force capabilities and quick response times of participating air, undersea, and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the NATO-led exercise include the United States, the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Participation in Majestic Eagle was part of a scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new Fleet Response Plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces.

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Nathaniel Greene (SSBN-636) Underway, March 29, 1965, for 21st Polaris shot. By Edward “Ted” Terhune Wilbur. USS Nathaniel Greene (SSBN-636), a James Madison-class ballistic submarine, was commissioned in 1964 and was the only ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for the major general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. CAPT Ted Wilbur, (USN) Ret., is a naval aviator and combat artist, with more than 6,000 flying hours, including time in aircraft from the F4U Corsair to jet fighters and multi-engine aircraft. His work has appeared in many magazines and his paintings have hung in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. and are part of the U.S. Navy’s permanent collection of art. He is former Editor and Publisher of Naval Aviation News magazine and is an artist fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists. He is currently a contributing artist for Naval Aviation News magazine, most notably as illustrator of the long-running feature “Grampaw Pettibone”