The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Secret Submarine NR-1
I've been reading about the smallest nuclear submarine in the U. S. Navy, the NR-1, which was, in some ways, more like a spacecraft than a submarine. Fascinating stuff, or at least the parts the people involved can talk about are. The little sub (probably) did a lot of of interesting Cold War-ish things and plenty of it is still a deep, dark secret.
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."