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NHF-033 Admiral Robert L. Dennison Collection

10 photographs of the SEADRAGON (SSN-584) on its first Arctic Cruise in the Fall of 1960. It was the first submarine to travel from the West to the East coast via the Northwest Passage and the first time photographs of the underside of ice formations had been taken. Donor: Admiral Robert L. DENNISON, USN (RET.), ACC # 79-003. Photos from the USN 1050047-1050057 series.
Title: Admiral Robert L. Dennison Collection
Caption: Collection photo # NHF-033.01: USS Seadragon (SSN-584) near a large iceberg.
Description: 10 photographs of the SEADRAGON (SSN-584) on its first Arctic Cruise in the Fall of 1960. It was the first submarine to travel from the West to the East coast via the Northwest Passage and the first time photographs of the underside of ice formations had been taken. Donor: Admiral Robert L. DENNISON, USN (RET.), ACC # 79-003. Photos from the USN 1050047-1050057 series. Photographer: Lieutenant G.M. BREWER, USN, Head of Underwater Photography Team (also photographed the two underwater ice shots in this collection); Some of the activities photographed include: underwater photography; ice exploration (both on land and underwater); underwater diving; “Greetings” from the “Mayor of the North Pole,” Santa Claus (Note: this is the collection photo); Premiere of the North Pole baseball game; submarine with iceberg as backdrop. Personnel who appear in these pictures include: Lieutenant G.M. Brewer; Thomas J. MILETICH, TM2 (SS); Earl F. CROWLEY, TM1 (SS); Lieutenant (junior grade) Vincent LEAHY; E.P. QUICK, EN2 (SS); Richard W. CARON, YNC (SS); A.V. JARVIS, HM (SS). NOTE: 8 images are copies of National Archives images already in the collection, and were disposed of. These are: USN 1050047, USN 1050048, USN 1050049, USN 1050051, USN 1050053, USN 1050055, USN 1050056, USN 1050057.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-033
Tags: NHHC_Tags:special-interest/topic/arctic-polar
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Circa this Year: 1960
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