Unknown Waters : A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Quee
Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book tells the story of the brave officers and men of the nuclear attack submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the first survey of an extremely important and remote region of the Artic Ocean. The unpredictability of deep-draft sea ice, shallow water, and possible Soviet discovery, all played a dramatic part in this fascinating 1970 voyage.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 165.1 x 238.76 x 25.65mm | 607.81g
- 15 Mar 2008
- The University of Alabama Press
- Alabama, United States
- Revised and
"This memoir is very engaging....It provides a first-person view of submarine under-ice operations that appears in very few other works." - Gary E. Weir, author of Rising Tide: The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines that Fought the Cold War"
About Alfred Scott McLaren
Alfred S. McLaren is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit, President Emeritus of The Explorers Club, Senior Pilot of the SAS Aviator submersible, and Director of Sub Aviator Systems, Redondo Beach, California. He and his wife reside in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. William R. Anderson was skipper of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) during that vessel's 1958 achievement of the North Pole and historic Pacific to Atlantic crossing of the Arctic Ocean. He was subsequently awarded the Legion of Merit by President Eisenhower and, following his retirement from the Navy, elected to the U.S. Congress from Tennessee for four terms. He died in 2007 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.