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1960

    1960 *USS SARGO (SSN 583), LCDR John H. Nicholson, conducted first winter transit of Bering Strait, explored Chukchi and Beaufort Sea and surfaced at North Pole (Dr. W.K. Lyon and Arthur Roshon)

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USS SEADRAGON (SSN 584), CDR George P. Steele, conducted first submerged transit of the Northwest Passage (Dr. W.K. Lyon, Arthur Roshon, Walter Wittman, and Arthur Molloy)

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USS TUSK (SS 426), C.O. unknown (John Amarol), USS BANG (SS 385), C.O. unknown, and USS TENCH (SS 417), LCDR Mills, conducted a joint exercise in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
    1961 *USS BECUNA (SS 319), CDR Robert Flood, operated in Cabot Strait

*USS DOGFISH (SS 350), CDR James D. Kearney, operated in Cabot Strait

*USS HALFBEAK (SS 352), CDR J. P. Holland, operated in Cabot Strait
    1962 *USS SKATE (SSN 578), CDR Joseph L. Skoog, (Richard Boyle), USS ENTEMEDOR (SS 340), C.O. unknown, USS TUSK (SS 426), C.O. unknown, operated in Cabot Strait

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USS SKATE (SSN 578), CDR Joseph L. Skoog (Dr. W.K. Lyon and Richard Boyle), and USS SEADRAGON (SSN 584), CDR Charles D. Summitt, (Walter Wittman) conducted the first rendezvous of 2 ships at the North Pole

*Dr. Waldo Lyon received President's Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award, presented by President John F. Kennedy
    1963 *USS SKATE (SSN 578), CDR C. F. Rauch, Jr., operated in Cabot Strait

*USS BECUNA (SS 319), CDR Robert Anderson, operated in Cabot Strait

*USS TENCH (SS 417), C.O. unknown, operated in Cabot Strait
    1966 First Radio-isotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) is placed atop Fairway Rock, Alaska powering environmental instrumentation
    1967 *NEL is re-organized and becomes the Naval Command, Control and Communications Laboratory Center (NCCCLC)

*USS QUEENFISH (SSN 651), CDR Jackson B. Richard, operated in Davis Strait, the first SSN 637 Class submarine under ice (Dr. W.K. Lyon and Richard Boyle)
    1968 *NCCCLC is re-organized and becomes the Naval Electronics Laboratory Center (NELC)
    1969 *USS WHALE (SSN 638), CDR William M. Wolff, operated in the Arctic Ocean and first SSN 637 Class submarine to surface at the North Pole, 60 years to the day after ADM Peary arrived there (Dr. W.K. Lyon and Richard Boyle)

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USS PARGO (SSN 650), CDR Steven A. White, conducted operations in the Arctic (Walt Wittmann)

*USS SKATE (SSN 578), CDR David A. Phoenix, conducted operations in the Arctic (John Fransdal)

*The facilities at Battery Whistler are formally renamed the "Arctic Submarine Laboratory" and Dr. Lyon is named its first Director.

*Arctic Experimental Pool used as a modeling basin for the Coast Guard and North Slope oil project - oil tanker
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*Dr. Waldo Lyon received the Presidential Unit Citation for USS WHALE deployment