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History Channel Affiliate of the Month - March 2003

"On the NAUTILUS men's hearts never fail them, No defects to be afraid of, for the double shell is as firm as iron, no rigging to attend to; no sails for the wind to carry away; no boilers to burst; no fire to fear , for the vessel is made of iron, not of wood; no coal to run short, for electricity is the only power; no collision to fear, for it alone swims in deep water; no tempest to brave, for when it dives below the water, it reaches absolute tranquility. That is the perfection of vessels."


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    28OCT2007: New WWII submarine book: The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945 Take a look! . The book was written by Flint Whitlock and WWII subvet Ron "Warshot" Smith.
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    26NOV2006: New submarine BBS format goes online: BottomGun BBS
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    23JUN2006: New book - Of Ice and Steel - by D. Clayton Meadows

    16APR2006: New poem - Once Upon A Time - by Richard Murphy
    23MAR2006: New book: In The Same Boat by Darren Baker

    The DBF Pin - an essay.
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    15JAN2006: New book: Silent Steel:The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Attack Sub USS Scorpion by Stephen Johnson

    1JAN2006: New story: Cycling Vents by Vern Waldrip
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