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The Official Magazine of the U.S. Submarine Force

Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo
Commander, Submarine Forces
Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic

Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle
Deputy Commander, Submarine Forces
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Rear Adm. John W. Tammen
Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97)

Master Chief Petty Officer John J. Perryman
COMSUBLANT Force Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer Paul J. Davenport​
 COMSUBPAC Force Master Chief


Lt. Cmdr. Tommy Crosby

COMSUBLANT Public Affairs Officer

Cmdr. Brook DeWalt
COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Officer

Lt. Cmdr. P. Brent Shrader
Military Editor

Rick Johnston, WBB, Inc.
Senior Editor

Thomas Lee, WBB, Inc.
Managing Editor

Rick Johnston, WBB, Inc.
Design & Layout

Rick Johnston, WBB, Inc.

Website Design


CHARTER
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 views 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 (ISSN 1554-0146) 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 with proper attribution. Controlled circulation.



In keeping with UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine's charter as the Official Magazine of the U.S. Submarine Force, we welcome letters to the editor, questions relating to articles that have appeared in previous issues, and insights and "lessons learned" from the fleet.

UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine reserves the right to edit submissions for length, clarity, and accuracy. All submissions become the property of UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine and may be published in all media.

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MEDAL OF HONOR MOMENT
 

Capt. John Philip Cromwell
Commanding Officer USS Sculpin
 

“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Commander of a Submarine Coordinated Attack Group with Flag in the USS Sculpin (SS 191) during the Ninth War Patrol of that vessel in enemy-controlled waters off Truk Island 19 November 1943. Undertaking this patrol prior to the launching of our first large-scale offensive in the Pacific, Captain Cromwell, alone of the entire Task Group, possessed secret intelligence information of our submarine strategy and tactics, scheduled fleet movements and specific attack plans. Constantly vigilant and precise in carrying out his secret orders, he moved his undersea flotilla inexorably forward despite savage opposition and established a line of submarines to southeastward of the main Japanese stronghold at Truk. Cool and undaunted as the submarine, rocked and battered by Japanese depth charges, and having sunk to an excessive depth, he authorized Sculpin to surface and engage the enemy in a gunfight, thereby providing an opportunity for the crew to abandon ship. Determined to sacrifice himself rather than risk capture and subsequent danger of revealing plans under Japanese torture or use of drugs, he stoically remained aboard the mortally wounded vessel as she plunged to the bottom. Preserving the security of his mission at the cost of his own life, he served his country as he served the Navy, with deep integrity and an uncompromising devotion to duty. His great moral courage in the face of certain death adds new luster to the traditions of United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.”