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(Washington Post)   The Captain of the Nautilus has died. No, this is not a repeat from 1875   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 30
    More: Sad, Nautilus, Eugene P. Wilkinson, Atoms for Peace, nuclear submarines, U.S. Naval Academy, vice admirals, ADM  
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2013-07-18 10:45:43 AM  
Nemo he is. He no longer exists. He's pining for the fjords.
 
2013-07-18 10:53:04 AM  
I have a QSL card from the USS Nautilus SSN-571 (callsign - N1S).

All I can say at the man's passing is "Poor Flabellina oculina".
 
2013-07-18 12:04:04 PM  
www.republicofcode.com
RIP NEMO
 
2013-07-18 01:07:50 PM  

dittybopper: All I can say at the man's passing is "Poor Flabellina oculina".


I can always count on you, sir.

/whale of a tale
 
2013-07-18 01:09:07 PM  
Free weights are better.
 
2013-07-18 01:12:59 PM  
To think this was all new at one point. Our direct links with a very interesting period of history is vanishing.

I'll admit that when I read the headline my first thought was 'Didn't James Mason already die?'
 
2013-07-18 01:14:16 PM  

Russ1642: Free weights are better.


There's a Bowflex on your left, Russ1642. Or aren't you accustomed to exercise machines?
 
2013-07-18 01:15:14 PM  
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RIP Darth Nihilus
 
2013-07-18 01:16:54 PM  

gaslight: To think this was all new at one point. Our direct links with a very interesting period of history is vanishing.

I'll admit that when I read the headline my first thought was 'Didn't James Mason already die?'


Yeah, I think he died 20,000 Leagues ago.
 
2013-07-18 01:18:05 PM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: Free weights are better.

There's a Bowflex on your left, Russ1642. Or aren't you accustomed to exercise machines?


Maybe you can run that through Google Translate a few more times or at least until it makes sense.
 
2013-07-18 01:19:04 PM  
Sarcasm and jokes for posting. The seeds of Fark. They're loading a full cargo of snark. And when this thread is greenlit the world will die a little more. I was once one of those pitiful wretches you see posting in there. Look at it again, professor, I don't want you to forget what you've seen here today.
 
2013-07-18 01:19:31 PM  
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RIP captain brain eater
 
2013-07-18 01:20:22 PM  

Russ1642: dittybopper: Russ1642: Free weights are better.

There's a Bowflex on your left, Russ1642. Or aren't you accustomed to exercise machines?

Maybe you can run that through Google Translate a few more times or at least until it makes sense.


Or you could  hie thee over to IMDB and figure out why it's funny.
 
2013-07-18 01:22:10 PM  

Keeve: gaslight: To think this was all new at one point. Our direct links with a very interesting period of history is vanishing.

I'll admit that when I read the headline my first thought was 'Didn't James Mason already die?'

Yeah, I think he died 20,000 Leagues ago.


That's pretty deep.
 
2013-07-18 01:23:52 PM  
After the destruction of his home world what point was there in living?
 
2013-07-18 01:28:00 PM  
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RIP OLD WILKINSON
 
2013-07-18 01:28:14 PM  
Quite possible Adm Wilkinson snickers at these comments, wherever Valhalla for submariners is. Thank you sir, RIP.
 
2013-07-18 01:34:07 PM  
They mentioned most of his credentials prior to serving, but one.  They didn't mention his tattoo on his penis.

/down periscope at take it to 600 ft.
 
2013-07-18 01:36:28 PM  
My grandfather was one of the designers of the engine for that thing while in the Navy.  Holds the some of the patents and worked with Admiral Rickover.  Then he "gave" some computer chip patents to the US government as well.
 
2013-07-18 01:39:32 PM  
I re-enlisted on the USS Nautilus back in 1991.
 
2013-07-18 01:51:26 PM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: dittybopper: Russ1642: Free weights are better.

There's a Bowflex on your left, Russ1642. Or aren't you accustomed to exercise machines?

Maybe you can run that through Google Translate a few more times or at least until it makes sense.

Or you could  hie thee over to IMDB and figure out why it's funny.


It's been thirty years since I've seen the movie.
 
2013-07-18 01:58:08 PM  
I did my shore duty on the Nautilus from 86-89, I have a full set of numbered prints of the Nautilus paintings on the wall in the museum titled Underway on Nuclear Power, Nautilus Joins the Fleet and Voyage to 90 North. (188/571). All three are signed by Wilkinson, Anderson and a couple of other notable people. The crew were given them after they didn't sell as well as expected (they were fundraising tools that started at 2k a set). The sit framed on a wall in my Man Cave.
 
2013-07-18 02:35:32 PM  

Russ1642: It's been thirty years since I've seen the movie.


You should re-watch it.  It stands up pretty well, even the special effects aren't all that bad, and if you saw it as a kid, upon re-watching it you'll notice it's darker in tone than you remember it.
 
2013-07-18 03:01:41 PM  
What about his crew?

www.internationalhero.co.uk
 
2013-07-18 03:02:01 PM  
"Rickover was looking for guys bright enough to think, design and build something that hadn't been built before,"

Not QA then. He is sure we will never build things that have not already been built.

Kudos to the people who dared to dream.
 
2013-07-18 03:03:19 PM  

minnesotaboy: What about his crew?

[www.internationalhero.co.uk image 500x332]


I like the way that everybody is unique in that picture.

Except the american. He`s just a cowboy. There are lots of those.
 
2013-07-18 04:05:13 PM  

dittybopper: Poor Flabellina oculina


My father's most prized professional possession is a letter from Adm. Wilkinson, following the Thresher disaster.
Being an PNSY engineering lead on the 593 project, dad was concerned and Wilkinson wrote to allay his fears and congratulate & console the team on their efforts.
 
2013-07-18 10:35:54 PM  
"Remember me, Admiral Wilkinson? Arctic Ocean, 1958. If you're going to shoot a torpedo at a humpback whale, Admiral Wilkinson, you better be prepared to finish the job."
 
2013-07-18 11:17:16 PM  
Was it the radiation that did him in? I bet it was the radiation.
 
2013-07-18 11:39:49 PM  

MoonPirate: Was it the radiation that did him in? I bet it was the radiation.


Ya son of a gun, you just beat me!  I was going to note the obvious shortening of his life as a result of being around all that atomic power.

Seems like such a simple idea today but back then?  No one knew if that sub would ever return or it would just disappear without a trace in a disaster.  While we have had incidents, the overall safety record of our nuclear navy is pretty damn impressive.
 
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