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1950

    1950 *USS PERCH (APSS 313), CDR Robert D. Quinn, and USS BARBERO (SS 317), C.O. unknown, conducted a joint reconnaissance patrol and simulated amphibious raid in Bering Sea
    1951 *U.S. Navy Field Station at Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska established
    1952 *USS REDFISH (SS 395), CDR J.P. Bienia, operated in the Beaufort Sea (Dr. W.K. Lyon)
*USS GREENFISH (SS 351), C.O. unknown
*Construction begins on the "Submarine Research Facility" atop Battery Whistler
    1953 *USS REDFISH (SS 395), CDR J.P. Bienia, operated in the Beaufort Sea (Dr. W.K. Lyon)
    1956 *Dr. Waldo Lyon received the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, presented by Secretary of the Navy C.S. Thomas

*Dr. Waldo Lyon received the Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, presented by Secretary of Defense C.E. Wilson
    1957 *USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571), CDR William R. Anderson, operated in the Greenland Sea and Arctic Ocean.
Gyrocompass failure at 87 North forced mission termination before reaching the North Pole (Dr. W.K. Lyon)

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USS TRIGGER (SS 564), LCDR L.D. Kelly Jr., operated near and under the ice pack (61 NM under ice canopy) in Northern Greenland Sea and Arctic Ocean escorting the USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571)
    1958 *USS HALFBEAK (SS 352), CDR George M. Wolf, operated in the Denmark Strait and Greenland Sea

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USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571), CDR William R. Anderson, SUNSHINE I - made first attempt at a trans-polar crossing but aborted due to heavy ice in the Bering Strait (Dr. W.K. Lyon and Rexford Rowray)

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USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571), CDR William R. Anderson, SUNSHINE II - conducted the first trans-polar crossing and included first use of inertial navigation system (Dr. W.K. Lyon and Archie Walker)

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USS SKATE (SSN 578), CDR James F. Calvert, operated in the Arctic Ocean and conducted first surfacing in open-water polynyas (Dr. E.C. LaFond and Walt Wittmann)

*Dr. Waldo Lyon received the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, presented by Secretary of the Navy T.S. Gates

*Dr. Waldo Lyon received the Presidential Unit Citation for NAUTILUS (SUNSHINE II)
    1959 *USS SKATE (SSN 578), CDR James F. Calvert, conducted first through-ice surfacing at the North Pole (Dr. W.K. Lyon)

*USS TROUT (SS 566), LCDR C.H. Blair, operated in Cabot Strait, setting a record for distance traveled under ice for a diesel-electric submarines

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USS HARDER (SS 568), LCDR E.W. Cooke, operated in Cabot Strait

*Arctic Submarine
Experimental Pool and Cryogenic Facilities at Battery Whistler completed