Dark Waters: The NR-1 - America's Secret Submarine

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"Dark Waters" is a breathtaking adventure story about one of America's most closely guarded secret Cold War weapons. It follows the creation, construction and clandestine Cold War operations of the smallest nuclear-powered submarine in the US Navy, a one-of-a-kind ship so secret that it wasn't even given a proper name. This is a true story of cover operations, imminent danger, personal bravery, technological wonder and historic discovery in a deep underwater environment never before patrolled by mankind.

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A breathtaking adventure story about one of America's most secret Cold War weapons. It is a true story of covert operations, imminent danger, personal bravery, technological wonder and historic discovery in a deep underwater environment never before patrolled by mankind.

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Dark Waters is the story of the Submarine NR-1
How and why it was built
Its mission(s)
The people who brought it to life
The excitement encountered during its early operation
All told as an action-adventure tale from the perspective of an initial crewmember. It includes 16 pages of largely unpublished photographs of the boat and the principal people involved.

Structure:
The NR-1 is the subject and several interwoven threads to describe its progress are maintained:
The first person narrative of a crewmember.
Admiral Rickover and his drive to create the boat.
The NR-1’s progress from idea to actual operations .
The rapidly changing backdrop of Cold War events .
The recollections of the people who built and manned it.

Content:
The book contains chapters that:
Establish what was going on and the narrator’s place
Describe a typical Cold War submarine patrol
Summarize events leading to the building of the NR-1
Detail the construction and testing of the boat
Follow the crew:
During their training for the NR-1
While they learned to operate in contact with the bottom
Reconstruct a number of exciting missions, and
Reveal some of the unexpected adventure experienced.

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